Human-wildlife conflict mitigation, biodiversity conservation and community livelihood

There is enough evidence in pastoralist rangelands that human-wildlife conflicts have led to increased biodiversity degradation, life and economic losses through livestock predation, human attacks and retaliatory killings of wildlife. Agro-pastoral communities further experience crop damage by wildlife. Conflict between wildlife and rural communities is seen by many as an obstacle to community support to wildlife conservation. MAA believes in reducing the impact of these conflicts as an important priority for a successful wildlife conservation strategy in pastoralist rangelands and around protected areas. We pioneer the efforts to facilitate collaborative learning among diverse partners so that we may improve our collective ability to address the root causes of these conflicts. MAA strives to influence local community, wildlife professionals and key decision makers to shift their efforts from a reactive mitigation of human-wildlife conflict to a proactive, prevention solution. Apart from our education and awareness initiatives that incorporate various human-wildlife toolkits, we also help in installing mitigation facilities such as chili fences, predator-proof fences etc.