As a collaborative platform, contribution of partners is essential for its success. The more partners you will be, the best we will learn from each others to tackle effectively Human – Wildlife coexistence issues!

ENCOSH is supported by three types of partners:

  • Collaborative partners are entities which engaged through an agreement to submit their main initiatives on the platform.
  • Technical partners support us by working on the platform improvement according to their specific skills (translations, web-development, communication…).
  • Financial partners are supporting us financially to coordinate and develop the platform.

To join us as a partner and be part of this collective effort, contact us for further details:

Collaborative partners

EHRA is our first collaborative partner who engaged to submit on the platform its main initiatives to tackle Human – Elephant coexistence issues.

It is a Namibian registered NGO that was founded in 2003 due to escalating human-elephant conflicts (HEC) and resulting elephant mortalities. EHRA focuses on reducing HEC through physical protection methods, education and outreach, relieving financial pressure of living with elephants and long-term monitoring of the desert-adapted elephants. The aim is to create a mutually beneficial relationship between the communal inhabitants of the Kunene and Erongo Regions in Namibia and their desert elephants. 

Society for Wildlife Conservation, Education and Research (Wild-CER) is a registered conservation organization addressing several conservation issues in Central India. With a mission of conservation through education and research, Wild-CER has trained 2800 frontline staff of the forest department, 1800 veterinarians and sensitized around 10000 citizens regarding conservation issues, so far. 

Wild-CER is running several initiatives including ‘Conducting wildlife investigation through forensic techniques in Central India’ to mitigate the man-conflict and  are actively involved in law enforcement for conservation of endangered species.

WCB Research Foundation, a non-profit, based at Patan (Gujarat) is dedicated to science based conservation of wildlife and habitats. The main strength of the foundation is conducting effective action research and the capacity building of its stakeholders including students, researchers, forest staff and young faculties especially in the field of conservation biology. The major thrust areas of research at WCB are mammalian ecology and behaviour, habitat evaluation and modelling, wetland biology, biodiversity monitoring and Human-wildlife conflicts mitigation.

The foundation is supported by various national and international organizations through active collaboration and partnerships such as, Gujarat Forest Department, Gandhinagar, Bear Trust International (USA), Wildlife and Conservation Biology Research Lab (India), IUCN Bear Specialist Group, University of Richmond (USA), HNSC University, Mumbai (India) and the Institute of nature conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland).
They welcome scientists and faculties for collaboration and joint research work, students for internship, dissertations as well as voluntary work with the WCB fellows. 

Carnivore Damage Prevention News (CDPnews) is a professional newsletter focused on the complex challenges presented by the coexistence of large carnivores and human activities. It acts as a forum to raise awareness of practical solutions, to facilitate collaboration among researchers, policy makers, agricultural consultants, hunters and farmers and to improve knowledge exchange between countries as well as across the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

Technical partners

The University of Salamanca is supporting us to translate the platform into Spanish.

Funding partners

The French Biodiversity Office has been our first funding partner in 2018 and 2019.

ODEADOM is the Guyana Agricultural Economy Development Office. It is supporting both a project in French Guyana on Human – Felid interactions (COFEEL) and ENCOSH as this platform is helping us to better act locally in the long-term.