Alleviating rural poverty through conflict mitigation and improved crop yields
University of Oxford, WildCRU
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DESCRIPTION: Conflict with wildlife near protected areas hinders biodiversity conservation and impacts impoverished rural people. This project showcases methods for mitigating conflict with wild carnivores by engaging communities through a lion guardian programme and through novel livestock husbandry methods to reduce livestock losses, improve crop yields and therefore food security.
PURPOSE: Trial and showcase novel livestock protection strategies that reduce livestock loss, improve crop yields and food security, increase community engagement in conservation and reduce retaliatory killing of large predators
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