Key words: predictive models, elephant crop raiding, conservation, luangwa valley, zambia introduction according to hoare (2001), “any human-elephant interaction which results in negative effects on human social, economic or cultural life or elephant conservation or the environment” defines human-elephant conflicts. These elephants move out of tsavo at night and are either purposefully crop-raiding in the community farms and returning to tsavo in the morning, or they are genuinely migrating from one home range area in tsavo east to another home range area in taita taveta or tsavo west national park. Strategically placed honeybee hives can deter african elephants from raiding crops, but the hives must be actively managed by beekeepers to work, according to a new study from the smithsonian conservation biology institute’s gabon biodiversity program and partners, published recently in the online journal plos one.
Abstract crop raiding by wild elephants is one of the most significant sources of park–people conflict in sumatra, indonesia the distribution, impact and conservation implications of elephant crop-raiding in 13 villages that border way kambas national park in southern sumatra were studied for 18 months. Guidelines for protecting crops from raiding by elephants around salakpra wildlife sanctuary, west thailand a report submitted to elephant conservation network.
Curbing the conflict wwf works in a number of countries in asia to prevent and mitigate human-elephant conflict in addition to monitoring elephant movement to understand where they travel, what they encounter and their habits as they pertain to crop raiding, we help communities employ a variety of methods to keep elephants out of human settlements and safe in the wild. 16 thoughts on “ one tourist’s dream, an elephant’s nightmare ” amajor april 17, 2015 at 7:49 pm wow, the spear in the elephant’s thing ordeal is definitely new to me because i have a friend who has been to thailand and was entitled to take care of a elephant. Determinants of elephant crop raiding to guide decision making, especially, in respect to hec interventions in the luangwa valley, zambia, which is a „hotspot.
That crop raiding is a serious threat to elephant conservation efforts and to people’s livelihoods 11 elephant conservation network founded by belinda stewart-cox and jittin ritthirat in 1998, the elephant conservation network.
Using strips of unpalatable crops around the more palatable crops is another solution farmers have used to deter crop raiding elephants in the south western ghats mountain range in india, the east side of the mountain range grows more annual crops (cereals such as paddy, maize, and finger millet) and has a higher rate of human-elephant conflict than on the western side which cultivates more perennial crops.
Using behavior to deter elephants from crop raiding decreasing crop raiding through effective methods that do not harm the animal is one way of improving conservation efforts for elephants villages with agricultural practices are much more likely to support conservation efforts when their livelihood and lives aren’t being threatened by. Crop raiding by elephants is becoming a serious management problem around many protected areas in west africa as forests shrink and human populations expand we describe a case study of the kakum conservation area in ghana's forest zone.