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Community Empowerment and Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Zimbabwe Zambia

“Guardian Angel of Wildlife” – Aslıhan Gedik’s Interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Lion Rescue- Zimbabwe Zambia

Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Zimbabwe

The largest ‘current’ threat for wildlife is the challenge to co exist with the surrounding villages. The human population is constantly increasing and expanding which makes conflict inevitable. Lions, elephants and other species constantly being shot at, snared or worse, poisoned. Very few species being killed through human/wildlife conflict are actually reported to local authorities around Africa.

General prey species that is available for predators such as lions to hunt, seldom stick to one specific area due to seasonal movements after greener pastures. Local communities apply large pressure on natural game as well due to the constant increase of the ‘bush meat trade’ and this causes a domino effect when natural game is poached for meat consumption. Considering these two vital factors, lions either follow prey into community lands or lack prey diversity, which drives them towards slow moving prey such as livestock.

Human/wildlife conflict is real and should be considered as the major role player that will determine the success of free roaming wildlife in the future.

In this scope, the NGO works hand in hand with communities. Cattle are the only value they have, and they would do anything to protect them. Wildlife and human should co exist together, so the harmony will remain and no one will eventually harm each other. Wild@Life has two programs: Camera traps and Led Motions Sensor /Siren Lights)

Since the implementation, there is a drastic decrease on killing of wild animals and vice versa. Communities are thriving, so does the wilderness.

Community Empowerment Zimbabwe Zambia

Wild@Life believes in bringing a helping hand to everyone in need. Since more than a decade we work hand in hand with local communities We bring much needed resources to places that does not even have water to drink. Wild@Life is assisting birth clinics, schools as well as orphanage and is trying to meet the vital needs of the surrounding communities. On the other hand, Wild@Life create jobs related the the projects from these communities so the harmony of working together to preserve the wilderness is also achieved by many.