Reducing conflict and fostering coexistence between elephants and people
In an area of northern Botswana roughly the size of Yellowstone National Park, 15,000 elephants compete with 15,000 people for access to water, food, and land.
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Ecoexist seeks to reduce conflict and foster coexistence between elephants and people. The team finds and facilitates solutions that work for both species. Our approach connects science with practice.
In our efforts to make life easier for people who share space with elephants, we are building an elephant economy in the Panhandle—one where people can gain tangible benefits, skills, and new opport... Read More
We lead collaborative research to help farmers develop more productive, sustainable farming techniques, and more resilient cropping strategies. Recently, we organized and hosted several workshops in t... Read More
In 2014, we collared 28 elephants and began tracking their movements throughout the Panhandle, both on east and west sides and in border areas. Using the data we already have on elephant pathways, we ... Read More
One day soon you will be able to spend a night sleeping under the stars with the elephants!
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