27 May 2021

Learning about Human-Elephant Conflict Mediation in Sri Lanka

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About this episode

  Language: English   Duration: 24mins 49secs
 Partners: Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society

We sat down with Ravi Corea, founder of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, to learn how to strategically mediate the ongoing conflicts between humans and elephants and promote sustainable livelihoods, protect wildlife, and achieve a harmonious coexistence.

About our guest

Ravi Corea is the founder and president of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS). Ravi founded SLWCS in 1995 to protect ecosystems and promote economic development. SLWCS’s most notable achievement was the development of a strategic approach to mitigate human-elephant conflicts by allowing elephants room to range freely without causing damage to crops, property, and human lives. One of Ravi’s main goals is to uplift rural people in Sri Lanka economically while also enabling long-term, sustainable conservation of the endangered Asian elephant population.

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