Addressing the critical issue of crop-raiding, and in doing so improving local support for conservation generally.
Crop-raiding by elephants and hippos, in particular, was identified as the most critical issue by the community. Addressing this crisis is likely to improve local support for conservation generally.
Ensure local people are supportive of, and benefit from, conservation in the Chiawa GMA Local people will benefit from the presence of wildlife in Lower Zambezi Conservation Area. There will be increased household employment in the Mugulameno villages as local people are empowered to engage with sustainable livelihood opportunities arising from the local wildlife tourism economy. People will feel safer and happier, as human-wildlife conflict incidents are reduced through crop protection schemes and by removing the need for people to enter high-risk areas.