Local level land use planning

Conservancies carry out local level land-use planning (LUP) which minimises HWC by ensuring that traditional and other authorities take HWC into account when allocating land for residential and agricultural purposes.

In one example, Maynui conservancy, under strong traditional leadership, implemented a zoning plan leading to the relocation of people away from floodplains visited by elephants, and recorded a dramatic reduction in crop damage compared to their neighbouring Kwandu conservancy (see picture) (NACSO, 2006).
Changing trends in the number of incidents of crop damage (y axis) by wildlife in 2 neighbouring ... / ©: NACSO 2006
Changing trends in the number of incidents of crop damage (y axis) by wildlife in 2 neighbouring conservancies in east Caprivi between 2001 and 2005.
© NACSO 2006

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