Developing long-term stakeholder capacity for elephant conservation in Mali
Dr Susan Canney
Wilderness Foundation UK, Wilderness Foundation UK
Host Country Institutions:
DNEF - National Directorate for Water and Forests
Communities manage human-elephant coexistence and elephants become an integral part of natural resource management (NRM) and support local livelihoods in the Gourma through the generation of long-term capacity at all levels of decision-making
Outputs (add or delete rows as necessary)
1. A model is developed and implemented for the protection of the elephant range in pastoral areas that cover 60% of the elephant range.
• The integration of the 3 adjacent Karwassa communities into the Banzena process
• Extension of model to remaining pastoral communities
2. A costed and phased participatory plan for the resolution of human-elephant conflict, whose implementation will serve as a model for the management of conflict in the agro-pastoral and agricultural communities found over 40% of the range.
3. The establishment of an inter-communal convention covering the whole elephant range.
4. Sustainable NRM (output 1) is supported by the establishment of community ecosystem protection initiatives such sylvo-pastoral or forest protection zones that increase resources.
Related Projects: Developing Long-term Stakeholder Capacity for Elephant Conservation in Mali