• Develop a standardised monitoring system for human-elephant conflict management.
• Establish best practice mitigation measures for human-wildlife conflict management.
• Develop innovative mechanisms to reduce the level of human-elephant conflict.
• Provide clarity on the question of compensation with regard to damages caused by elephant.
WWF (2010) it is critical to conserve both African and Asian elephants since they play such a vital role in their ecosystems as well as contributing towards tourism and community incomes in many areas. So by helping protect elephants, we’re helping conserve their habitat, supporting local communities, and making sure natural resources are available for generations to come and above all we are increasing the revenue the government can collect for the financing of other development projects and also ploughing back to the conservation of wildlife as a …show more content…
Although the most serious damage to crops and food supplies is caused by insects, rodents, birds, primates and wild pigs, most concern focuses on the larger species such as African elephants, African buffalo, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodile and larger carnivores, whose actions are often much more dramatic and potentially injurious to humans. Of these, the African Elephant is perceived as the most serious cause of human-wildlife conflict. Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is not a new occurrence in Malawi. However, the increasing migration of people into elephant range has greatly exacerbated HEC in recent times, and the topic is receiving far more attention in the press and is becoming increasingly politicized locally (Hoare 2007),