Not only is poaching a serious problem threatening the future of elephants, but the rise in human-elephant conflict is increasing the peril elephants face. If we don't act quickly, Myanmar's elephants could face cruelty or death, and countless humans could lose their livelihoods, their homes, and their lives by human-elephant conflicts.
Causes of human elephant conflicts. 1. The loss of elephant safe havens from poaching forces elephants to search for safety in areas with higher human populations 2. Environmental changes have limited elephants' access to food and water, causing elephants to invade villages searching for resources, which leads to an increase in confrontations with humans 3. Geopolitical conflicts have led to an increase in Human-Elephant Conflict as human refugees are forced into the elephants' natural habitats
1. Relocate elephants facing certain death from villagers who must protect their crops and livelihood because of human-elephant conflict 2. Build fencing or other alternatives to relocation to end human-elephant conflict 3. Increase awareness of human-elephant conflict, and ways to mitigate them, so as to help bring an end to the conflict.
This project will save a countless number of Myanmar's elephants who face cruelty or death, and countless humans who could lose their livelihoods, their homes, and their lives by these increasing by human-elephant conflicts.