FAO Forestry Paper 157

Human-wildlife conflict in Africa

Causes, consequences and management strategies

F. Lamarque
International Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife (Fondation IGF)
J. Anderson
International Conservation Service (ICS)
R. Fergusson
Crocodile Conservation and Consulting
M. Lagrange
African Wildlife Management and Conservation (AWMC)
Y. Osei-Owusu

Conservation International

L. Bakker
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)–The Netherlands

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Foreword (Download- 49 KB)
Acknowledgements (Download- 49 KB)
Acronyms (Download- 49 KB)

1. Introduction (Download- 84 KB)

A brief history of human-wildlife conflict
Human-wildlife conflict around the world

2. Human-wildlife conflict: the issues (Download- 339 KB)

Typology of human-wildlife conflict
Causes of human-wildlife conflict
Consequences for humans
Consequences for wildlife conservation

3. Human-wildlife conflict management (Download- 292 KB)

Human management
Production management
Crop or herd management
Non-lethal control
Lethal control
Environmental management

4. Decisional framework (Download- 95 KB)

Phase 1: investigation
Phase 2: problem analysis and decision-making
Phase 3: choice and implementation of management options
An adaptive process

5. Conclusion (Download- 66 KB)

Bibliography (Download- 96 KB)

ANNEX (Download- 73 KB)

Scientific names of animals mentioned in this book