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  1. An assessment of community understanding of the Human Animal Conservancy Self-Insurance Scheme and the impact of human-wildlife conflicts : a case study from the Kwandu conservancy, north-east Namibia.

    Contributor(s):: Marthin Kaukaha Kasaona

    The research problem of this mini-dissertation involves the conflicts between human and wildlife populations and the trialing of ‘compensation’ payouts that are emerging as a critical test within the conservancy. Crop raiders such as elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, bush pigs and...

  2. Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa

    Contributor(s):: Erica C. Rogers

    Recent research suggests that children's identification with animals and propensity to learn from animal experiences might make animal-focused interventions ideal for social and emotional development. A child's ability to understand their own and others' feeling states has been linked...

  3. A study on elephant and human interactions in Kodagu, South India

    Contributor(s):: Malavika Hosahally Narayana

    Increasing human populations have resulted in the extensive conversion of natural forests and range lands into agricultural lands, resulting in an expansion of the interface between people and elephants across the elephant range countries of Asia and Africa. This interface describes the nature of...

  4. An analysis of Ayutthaya Elephant Camp visitors

    Contributor(s):: Kitiya Teeranadechatorn

    The elephant is an important animal, culturally and historically, for Thailand. Elephant camps were first established for conservation purposes. Hence, this research was conducted to examine the Ayutthaya Elephant Camp to assess its elephant welfare, education, and entertainment via a tourist...

  5. Elephant Poaching in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, southern India: A Study on the Mortality of Asian Elephants (Elephants maximus) due to Poaching and Other Causes, Poachers and Anti-Poaching Strategies.

    Contributor(s):: Surendra Varma

    Among all the elephant conservation issues the issue of poaching, on a large or small scale will have a severe effect on elephant populations. If female elephants select males with larger tusks as an indication of good health, the poacher selects the same males for their wealth. Even on a small...

  6. The Effect of Human Activity on the Welfare of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Namibia

    Contributor(s):: Iris Hagvag Ringstad

    The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is vital in several African ecosystems, accentuating the importance of conserving them. However, conservation efforts are constantly complicated due to human population growth. Anthropogenic disturbances has been linked with elevated stress levels in...

  7. Human- Wildlife Conflict - The case of elephant at Mole National Park

    Contributor(s):: Zodiac Akenten

    Conflicts between wildlife and humans, particularly people who share immediate boundaries with protected areas, are common phenomenon. Declining wildlife resources has been linked to human actions through overexploitation, habitat destruction, and habitat fragmentation among others. Local people...

  8. Distribution Patterns of Human Elephant Conflict in Areas Adjacent to Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania

    Contributor(s):: Wilbright Munuo

    Human pressure on terrestrial ecosystems has caused loss and fragmentation of habitats for wildlife species. That has brought humans and wildlife in close proximity intensifying human wildlife conflicts, especially when wild animals with wide home ranges, such as African and Asian elephants, are...

  9. Human Dimensions of Human-Elephant Conflict in Botswana: Exploring Visible and Hidden Well-Being Impacts

    Contributor(s):: Allison Mayberry

    High densities of wild African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) combined with widespread agricultural land use has led to increasing human-elephant conflict in Botswana’s rural north. As documented within the existing scholarship, negative encounters with elephants have visible...

  10. How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated?

    Contributor(s):: G.J. Mason, J. Veasey

    The welfare of elephants is an enormous challenge for zoos in terms of animal husbandry, financial cost and public perception. This chapter’s aim is not to discuss whether elephants should be held in captivity: resolving this issue would involve sound data on the costs and...

  11. Tracking the Elephant (Lexodonta africana) Corridor and the Human-Wildlife Conflict in Selela Village

    Contributor(s):: Nicole Chlebek, Laura Stalter

    The beastly journey of long-distance migration for the African Elephant (Lexodonta Africana) is important for upholding their connections between diminishing protected areas, especially in northeastern Tanzania. However, human development is encroaching into these corridors, creating a...

  12. Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village

    Contributor(s):: Katherine Eileen Griffin

    This study is a gendered analysis of natural resource management at the local scale of a poor rural Sri Lankan village in a conservation buffer zone. This village experiences destruction of forests and human elephant conflict. The objective of this study is to gain an in-depth knowledge of...

  13. Examining Human-Elephant Conflict in Southern Africa: Causes and Options for Coexistence

    Contributor(s):: M. Zoe Warner

    Though African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), efforts to protect and conserve the species have been complicated by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Land conflicts may be the greatest...

  14. An investigation of the use of touch in the social interactions of a group of Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants

    Contributor(s):: Makecha, Radhika Narendra

  15. "There are Beasts!" The Relationship Between Humans and Elephants in Xishuangbanna

    Contributor(s):: Hannah Larson

    In Jinghong, the capital city of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, elephants are everywhere. Unlike some Southeast Asian cities, however, where live domestic elephants roam the streets, these are depictions of elephants. On a walk through the city, one might see a city park lined with...