Research & Action

Conservation to Coexist is a research project conceived of and carried out by local community members in the areas surrounding Kibale National Park in Uganda. The goal of the project is to reduce the instances of animals from the park raiding the crops of nearby subsistence farmers.

Crop raiding is a major source of human-wildlife conflict that is detrimental to both sides. Humans lose their crops to animal consumption and trampling. In order to combat the incursions, children must stay home from school to help guard the crops.

The animals also suffer directly in the form of efforts to kill the raiding animals. Additionally, the conflict has caused great resentment toward the animals and the park, making adversaries out of people who could be vital allies in conservation efforts.

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Support the Project

Conservation to Coexist welcomes and greatly appreciates donations that help pay for supplies used in the project. Thank you!