Training on Human Wildlife Conflict Hotspot Mapping


Capacity building for forestry field officials in Bhutan

16th – 18th March, 2021

Nature Conservation Division and Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Govt. Organization (DoFPS) have prioritized mapping of HWC hotspots at the national level. The aim is to identify areas under high risk of HWC, understand the interactions, analyse possible drivers, and prioritize conservation efforts. For this, frontline workers must possess adequate skills to map and understand HWC dynamics and prioritize mitigation measures.

The training is expected to enhance understanding of the variability of HWC across space using spatial modelling. The three-day training will explore the use of geospatial technology to identify areas with a high probability of HWC and to delineate hotspots of conflict. Participants will use geo-statistical techniques to explore the possible drivers of HWC in the region. The training is expected to build the capacity of frontline staff and relevant partners to develop maps and analyse HWC using these spatial tools.

Training attended by more than 70 participants from field Offices, UWICER and Bhutan Tiger Center.

Nature Conservation Division

Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Govt. Organization

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan


#Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI)

BFL Milestone on HWC

Milestone 5: By year 4, 80% of all households within PAs benefit from reduced human wildlife conflict as a result of adoption of appropriate policies, technologies and systems.

HWC hotspot mapping training

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