Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences

Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-446X

Shimelis Tekletsadik

Department of Wildlife Conservation, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Natural Resource Use Conflict and Its Management in Babile Elephant Sanctuary, Eastern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Shimelis Tekletsadik*, Sileshi Degefa and Fanuel Kebede

    Babile Elephant Sanctuary (BES) is located in the semi-arid ecosystem between Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia. Natural resource use conflict is one of the major problems of the sanctuary. This study aimed to assess the root causes of conflicts and their impacts on the sanctuary. Data was collected using satellite imagery and household survey, focus group discussions and key informat interviews. One hundred fifty two households were used to carry out socio-economic surveys from three kebeles. Land use/land cover change analyses were made for a period of three decades (1989-2019). The study indicated that there is insignificant changes on the drivers of resource use conflict among respondents (p<0.05). 67 (44.1%) respondents believe that the main driving factor of resource use conflict to be resource scarcity; 64 (42.1%) poverty and 61 (40.1%) drought. The satellite image analy.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-446X.23.11.216

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