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Building capacities for mitigating human-elephant conflict in Assam


Ref: 16007
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Ms Alexandra Zimmermann
Lead Institution: Chester Zoo
Host Country Institutions: Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme (15-017), Centre for Environmental Education (Northeast), RGVN - Rashtriya Gram Vikas Nidhi, Ecosystems-India
Start Date: 2007-06-01
End Date: 2010-05-31
Funding: £179,750.00
Website: http://www.assamhaathiproject.org
Status: Completed
Regions: South Asia
Countries: India
Purpose: To facilitate the conservation of elephants by mitigating HEC in Assam through: 1) capacity building to protect communities from elephants; 2) foestering knowledge and tolerance of elephants, and 3) studying the spatial patterns of elephant herds for land-use strategies and local implementation of the CBD.
Outputs: 1. Capacity of local community members to develop, maintain and adapt elephant damage control measures. 2. creation of a forum or alliance of local NGOs and FD working on HEC issues in the region. 3. Improved community attitudes and interest in reducing dependency on subsistence crops. 4. Education materials, and workshops on conservation and HEC mitigation, as well as media support of the project. 5. Information about regional elephant movement patterns and conflict hotspots, past and present, in relation to socio-economic activities, landcover and mitigation measures. 6. Land-use strategy for elephant conservation in the long-term

Related Projects: Securing human-elephant coexistence in Sumatra, Living with Tigers in Nepal: poverty reduction for human-wildlife coexistence, Assam Haathi Project

Documents:
Title: 16-007 St2 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 16-007 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR1 Ann 3.3 Press samples
Download: Press Release [pdf]

Title: 16-007 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 Ann3.4 Living with elephants - article
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 Ann3.3 Project brochure
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 Ann3.5 Chilli smoke poster
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 Ann3.2 Handbook flyer
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 16-007 AR2 Ann3.1 Living with elephants in Assam (English)
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 16-007 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 16-007 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]