Human-wildlife Conflicts in Ethiopian Protected Areas

Getahun Shanko


The paper aimed to review Human-Wildlife Conflict which is fast becoming a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species in the world. Thus, this paper seeks to compile detailed information regarding the nature and magnitude of HWC and mitigation measures taken to reduce human-wildlife conflict in different protected areas in Ethiopia. A lot of literatures and reports from print and electronic media were consulted during the course of preparation of the article. The main problem that cause such conflict between wildlife the local community residing near the protected area of Ethiopia was created by lack of access to forest resources for the local community, crop and livestock damage on humans. Hyena and Baboon were common problematic animals in different protected areas of Ethiopia. To reduce such conflicts and promote sustainable conservation; co-management and interdisciplinary participation of different sectors were needed.

Keywords: Guarding, Human-wildlife conflict, Protected area, Local community

DOI: 10.7176/ALST/80-03

Publication date: April 30th 2020

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