Human Wildlife Conflict in Western Serengeti

This short documentary highlights the conflicts between humans and wildlife in adjacent villages in Serengeti. For centuries humans have co-existed with animals, both harmoniously and in conflict. With growing population and urbanization, encroachment has become a key factor in promoting human-wildlife conflict due to conflict of habitat and resources. Alongside our conservation efforts, working together with various stakeholders in developing systematic solutions in mitigating human-wildlife conflict and promoting human-wildlife coexistence is important.

Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) is not a new concept in the Western Serengeti; it has been there for many years in this ecosystem. FZS through the Western Serengeti predator-human conflict and human elephant conflict projects along with other stakeholders like TAWIRI and local government aim at assisting the affected communities find solutions in mitigating the impacts of human-wildlife conflict in these areas.

This short documentary highlighting the conflicts between humans and wildlife in adjacent villages in Serengeti was directed by Samira Omar Haji and filmed by Emmanuel and edited by Mercy John and Sam Obae.