Collaborating to Tackle the Human-Wildlife Dilemma around Akagera National Park

In the past month, through collaboration with the local community, five hyenas have been captured in farmlands outside Akagera National Park and released into the park.

In the past month, through collaboration with the local community, five hyenas have been captured in farmlands outside Akagera National Park and released into the park.

Since the completion of the boundary fence in 2013 human-wildlife conflict has greatly reduced, however, some wildlife, living in areas outside the park, remained out when the fence was erected. These continue to pose a problem to local communities. Predators in particular, with little wildlife left outside, have turned to preying on livestock. Although the Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) is in place to compensate for losses as a result of human-wildlife conflict, Akagera Management Company (AMC), who is responsible for the management of Akagera National Park, is seeking a more sustainable, long-term, solution.

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