Elephant Poaching Case Study

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Among the main reasons that lead to poaching, there are the elevated request for wildlife products, poverty, scarcity and unemployment, the improper advantage given to local communities limited by conservation activities, population pressure (OIPA, 2014), and insufficient funds for conservation, corruption and lake of political will. Different strategies can be implemented have been suggested in the NEAP to fight against elephant poaching in Malawi. Firstly, the NEAP stipulates monitoring the demand for ivory in consumer countries: the high levels of those environmental crimes are a direct response of the equally high request. Imposing real controls in the demand would reduce immediately the issue. This aim could be achieved by raising awareness …show more content…
• 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
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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),

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