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Wildlife and People: Conflict and conservation in Masai Mara, Kenya

The Wildlife and Development series highlights key topics in the field of sustainable wildlife use and is aimed at policymakers, planners, government extension workers and NGOs. Wildlife and People summarises a three-year programme in the Masai Mara National Reserve funded by The Darwin Institute for the Survival of the Species and organised by The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. The programme trained Kenyans to research and monitor human-wildlife conflict in the Masai Mara ecosystem, in particular the recovery of the black rhino population; the impact of tourism; and human-elephant conflict. The findings were discussed and disseminated at a series of workshops in Kenya, and recommendations for further action were developed through debate and consensus. The results of these workshops are reproduced in their entirety.

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