Sunday, May 11, 2014

Human-leopard conflict in India

Most people who pay attention to wildlife related issues are aware of human-tiger conflict in India, but there is another big cat in town making an even bigger ruckus- the Indian leopard. These leopards wreak havoc on the lives of people throughout the country, and have havoc wrought on them in return. Read on to learn about these issues and what is (or isn't) being done about them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Human-Lion Conflict in Kenya

This post will talk about human-lion conflict in Kenyan Maasailand-- the area of Kenya that is occupied by the Maasai. This is a section of their range in which lions are at high risk of being wiped out. There are some really interesting and effective programs being implemented by local people and conservationists to mitigate these problems. Read on to learn about them!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UPDATE: Human-gorilla conflict

Updated April 21, 2014

This short post is an addition to this blog entry on human-gorilla conflict in Virunga National Park.

The director of Virunga National Park, Emmanuel de Merode, was shot by 3 gunmen in an ambush yesterday, April 15, 2014. He was rushed to Heal Africa hospital in Goma, and survived a surgery to remove the bullets, which hit his stomach and thorax. He is now in Nairobi recovering with his family.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Human-Gorilla Conflict in Virunga National Park

In this post I will talk about human-mountain gorilla conflict in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The situation over there is heartbreaking, but I guarantee your faith in humanity will be restored when you read about the people who are working to save them. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Human - Aye-Aye Conflict

I am going to kick off this blog with one of my favorite animals, the Aye-Aye. I am particularly drawn to this case of human-wildlife conflict because there is an interesting cultural aspect to it that isn't commonplace; the Aye-Aye itself isn't commonplace either. Unfortunately, not too much is being done about the conflict with the Aye-Aye that is going on in Madagascar. If you know of any specific efforts or programs in place to help them, please let me know. 

The intent of this blog...

On my quest  to figure out what I want to do with my career I took a job doing research on human-wildlife conflict for a documentary and I ended up feeling very connected to it in a way that I didn't expect. Now, I am hoping to get involved in human-wildlife conflict resolution. But before I figure out what direction to go with it, I wanted to educate myself more about the different types of conflict and ways people handle it around the world; and I thought: what better way to do that than compile research and post it for others to learn from? Hence this blog.