How would you react to an elephant in your backyard or a bear in your garden?As human populations expand and natural habitats shrink, people and animals are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food.
From baboons in Namibia attacking young cattle, to greater one-horned rhinos in Nepal destroying crops, to orangutans in oil palm plantations, to European bears and wolves killing livestock – the problem is universal, affects rich and poor, and is bad news for all concerned.
The impacts are often huge.
People lose their crops, livestock, property, and sometimes their lives. The animals, many of which are already threatened or endangered, are often killed in retaliation or to 'prevent' future conflicts.