Why is sharing knowledge and experiences about initiatives happening around the world important? What are the benefits?
By sharing knowledge and experiences, ENCOSH can bring significant benefits to users and contributors of the platform by strengthening their ability to act locally having full knowledge of the latest facts and studies. Here are some concrete examples of these benefits:
1. To gain access to various experiences and obtain knowledge on known initiatives
= Improve the effectiveness on the implementation and / or use of these initiatives and possibly face certain limits and constraints.
2. To gain access to more existing initiatives
= Expand opportunities to act locally according to the needs, feasibility and motivations of those involved + Facilitate opportunities to change initiatives over seasons to avoid the habituation of wildlife.
3. To access all available means to deal with diverse damage-causing wildlife
= Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with ALL wildlife species in the concerned area.
4. To become aware of the disadvantages and limitations of all initiatives that have been already tested
= Avoid repeating mistakes that have already been made and maximize the chances of success of an initiative.
5. To access initiatives that can be adapted for several wildlife species and in different contexts
= Opportunity to implement initiatives that can be effective in highly variable contexts and for several wildlife species.
6. Exchange with a network of people who have diverse and complementary experiences and knowledge
= Increase the likelihood of finding solutions to face certain problems and limits.
To go further, you will find below articles that support the benefits of sharing knowledge on initiatives to deal with the presence of wildlife:
- A review on the resolution of ‘conflicts’ with bears around the world. This article illustrates the need and the relevance of exchanging initiatives (strategies, methodologies, etc) among countries to minimize the challenges related to the presence of bears and other wild animals.
- A scientific paper arguing about the value of sharing knowledge widely between people who deal with wildlife.