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Type Journal Article - Biological Conservation
Title History and present status of the human/elephant conflict in the Waza-Logone region, Cameroon, West Africa
Volume 75
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1996
Page numbers 35-41
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0006320795000402
Increasing elephant population coupled with the rapid human population growth and the expansion of agricultural land has escalated human/elephant conflict in the Waza-Logone Region. This paper analyses the magnitude of the conflict and examines its development in time. Elephant damage to crops has doubled between 1992 and 1993 in the Kaélé and Mindif areas and caused increasing loss of human life. The present situation is likely to worsen unless the control of ‘problem animals’ and the management of Waza National Park are improved, a conservation education programme is developed and an adequate compensation scheme designed. It is also essential to determine elephant movements and home-ranges and to identify causes of their migrations.

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