Human-Wildlife tolerance – Epupa conservancy 06-21 November 2020

Community members reading intestines at Omuramba

Despite the massive economic loss of Epupa conservancy communities, due to carnivores. Many still want to cohabit with the same carnivores that cause damage to their livestock and crop fields. The purpose of the trip was to understand the interactions between carnivores and the local community at the household level, the general knowledge of carnivores, ability to tolerate those carnivores by conducting household surveys.

During our wild camping, we explained Human-carnivores conflicts where a caracal killed a goat at night. The killing happened 40 meters from where people slept. They identified as caracal kill by teeth bite and caracal spoors.

Author(s): Silver Hevita