Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries where almost three-quarters of the population live in extreme poverty. Hunger is a major issue as many families struggle to grow enough food on their degraded land.
Niger's Park W is home to a vast array of wildlife. But as more trees are cleared to make room for farms, animals are being forced out of their homes and into local villages where they cause human-wildlife conflict. This is when displaced animals cause damage to people's homes, crops, and cattle.
This project has been made possible with funding from The Darwin Initiative and other match funding. We are working with local partners to implement the project including Contribution a la Gestion des Zones Humides (COGEZHO).