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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

October 27th 2014:Living with Elephants with Tobias Nyumba, Kenya

Conflict between humans and elephants is a long one fraught with controversy and debate between mitigation models created vs. the reality of the impacts on the ground at the local level, where villagers who must live with the negative impacts of elephants in their daily survival results in a gap where both people and elephants lose. At the local level, communities often lack the tools, infrastructure, technology or political support to implement workable solutions where everyone benefits. Tobias Nyumba is working to assess and satisfy this gap, by modifying these models to real-life situations

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Tobias Nyumba

Tobias has been working in African elephant conservation and management in Kenya for over 12 years. He began as a research assistant with Space for Giants Trust working to address the issues of human elephant conflict, expanding his activities to include applied research on appropriate conflict mitigation techniques among rural farmers in Kenya toward furthering elephant conservation and management models, monitoring, and find measures to address the poaching of elephants. He has published several papers on the performance of conflict mitigation techniques, facilitated training and capacity building of both local scouts and academics to gain practical skills in the field that support various
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Conflict between humans and elephants is a long one fraught with controversy and debate between mitigation models created vs. the reality of the impacts on the ground at the local level, where villagers who must live with the negative impacts of elephants in their daily survival results in a gap where both people and elephants lose. At the local level, communities often lack the tools, infrastructure, technology or political support to implement workable solutions where everyone benefits. Tobias Nyumba is working to assess and satisfy this gap, by modifying these models to real-life situations and solutions that include all levels of community by understanding the various social layers including gender and age, to identify the overlaps between human needs and the needs of wildlife, building new models for real-world conservation solutions that provide the necessary security, economic and social benefits for a future that holds elephants. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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