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Coping with human-wildlife interactions (e.g food protection, human safety and well-being; wildlife preservation) is a complex and urgent issue. It requires to combine and adapt locally diverse and complementary initiatives. Examples of toolbox and a search system are available below to help you creating your own toolbox to better tackle human-wildlife conflict and coexistence issues locally. It is important to note that some initiatives are very specific to a wildlife species and a context while others can be widely adapted.

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8 June 2022
To don’t miss: 15th of June – Introduction ENCOSH Platform!
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5 May 2022
400 members!

Here we are, 400 members from about 50 countries worldwide gathered around the ENCOSH platform to share and exchange about Human- Wildlife coexistence challenges and solutions! It is time to join us and use this platform!

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21 April 2022
Guide electric fence to deter bears
A properly constructed electric fence is safe for people and pets and has proven to be effective at deterring bears from apiaries (beehives), fruit trees, gardens, livestock pens, rabbit hutches, garbage containers, dog kennels, chicken coups, compost piles, storage sheds, along ... Read more
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20 April 2022
Cheese branding to benefit from bear presence
Working as a shepherd in the Pyrenees is a challenge since bears are around. Yannick Lamazou produces cheese up in the mountains in the National Park and found a good way of promoting bears and sheep at the same time. Yannick Lamazou is the son of a shepherd who has been working... Read more
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22 March 2022
Lamas as sheep herders
Peppi and Marko Laine are sheep farmers from Salo, Finland. Over the past years the sightings of wolves has increased from only a few to almost a hundred. Last year two of their lambs were killed by wolves. Now they are testing if llamas would be suitable guardians for their shee... Read more
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Biological fence to deter wolf
Installation of a biological barrier (composed of urine and faeces from another pack of wolves than those identified on the territory) of 65 km on a territory where 3 packs of wolves live to protect a herd of 2,400 ewes impacted by predation, in Idaho in the United States. Detai... Read more
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21 March 2022
Ecotourism – Following wolves’ tracks on horses
16 years ago Pedro and Ana decided to move to Castro Laboreiro where many of the wolves in Portugal live. They never regretted this move - today they have an ecotourism company and offer visitors a unique experience by riding horses through the ‘land of the wolves’. The regi... Read more
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1 February 2022
Human elephant toolkit
Honeyguide HEC Prevention Methodology Working with community youth volunteers and wildlife scouts, Honeyguide developed a Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) Toolkit that uses a sequential order of methods to prevent crop destruction. The objective of the HEC Toolkit is to cause eleph... Read more
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25 January 2022
Learning in Practice Webinar Series
The FAO-IUCN SSC HWC Task Force webinar series provides an opportunity to link theory of principles in HWC management with practical experience and insights from projects on the ground. This first webinar focused on key aspects of community engagement processes and ethics of enga... Read more
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21 January 2022
Happy New Year!

The ENCOSH team wish you all the best for 2022! We are starting 2022 with 348 members from 42 countries and 95 initiatives available! Let’s keep up this work to learn from each other!

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Africa toolbox

Initiatives to foster Human-Wildlife interactions from Africa.

Transformation social conflicts

Initiatives to promote communication and mediation among stakeholders and cope with potential human-human conflicts about wildlife.

Fences

Diversity of fences to prevent wildlife to access livestock, crop, beehive or property.

Financial instruments and wildlife-related benefits

Financial instruments to compensate local populations that have to cope with wildlife and other initiatives so that these populations can also benefit from the wildlife presence.

Livestock Guarding Dogs

Diversity of initiatives about Livestock Guarding Dogs (LGD) and to make these the most effective.

Wolf Toolbox

Initiatives to improve Human-Elephant coexistence, including a diversity of action levers, that are complementary: Understanding HWC, Prevention, Mitigation, Monitoring, Response mechanisms, Policy.

Mixed Toolbox of initiatives to adapt around the globe

Initiatives that can be adapted for diverse wildlife species and diverse contexts

Bear Toolbox

Diversity of initiatives to improve Human-Bear coexistence, including a diversity of action levers, that are complementary: Understanding HWC, Prevention, Mitigation, Monitoring, Response mechanisms, Policy.

Jaguar and Puma Toolbox

Diversity of initiatives to improve coexistence between humans and Latin america large felids, including a diversity of action levers, that are complementary: Understanding HWC, Prevention, Mitigation, Monitoring, Response mechanisms, Policy.

Elephant Toolbox

Initiatives to improve Human-Elephant coexistence, including a diversity of action levers, that are complementary: Understanding HWC, Prevention, Mitigation, Monitoring, Response mechanisms, Policy.

Livestock protection Toolbox

Practices and measures to prevent and avoid livestock depredation by large carnivores
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