Community adaptability to loss occasioned by wildlife in Uganda
Chimpanzee Trust (CT)
Host Country Institutions:
Conversion of forests to agriculture amplifies human-wildlife conflicts (HWC) including crop damage and attacks on humans. Uganda’s draft wildlife bill (2017) proposes compensation of loss occasioned by wildlife but there is insufficient in-country experience on how such schemes can be designed or if they can be successful. We will implement an integrated community adaptability program to change attitudes, minimise damage, compensate affected persons and improve local livelihoods targeting 12,800 people adjacent to protected areas (64,660ha) in western Uganda. A scalable community adaptability program supports 12,800 people to avoid, minimize and mitigate wildlife-caused damage and improve livelihoods of frontline communities around 64,660ha of Key Biodiversity Areas in Western Uganda.