Thursday, September 25, 2008

Elephant-human conflict mitigation

ELDIS has alerted us to a new training manual from the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group and the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Human-elephant conflict mitigation: a training course for community-based approaches in Africa . The manual is in two parts -- one for trainers and one for participants -- and consists of five modules each including an introductory presentation, trainer presentations, group discussions and activities. Activities include measuring crop fields and damage areas, constructing mitigation measures, conducting practice interviews and how to use a range of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques. You can find the manual online.

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