Human-Elephant Co-Existence ToolBox
The Save the Elephants’ Human-Elephant Co-Existence (HEC) ToolBox is an illustrated booklet of 12 tested tools that can help rural farmers in high conflict areas in Africa and Asia live in harmony with elephants.
They range from the simplest tools for small budgets and more integrated deterrent concepts that require some financial input, to active fencing ideas such as beehive fences that are a little more expensive to implement.
Because elephants are highly intelligent creatures, they can quickly learn that some of these practices don’t hurt them. It is, therefore, crucial that farmers mix up the methods in use. Rotating various mitigation tools can help keep elephants away from communities without them becoming habituated.
Some of the methods are not ideal for certain areas, for example, the use of noise deterrents is not ideal for areas with security issues. Learn about the benefits of these elephant deterrent methods for example income generation and how they can be applied in communities to promote coexistence.