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Climate: Gabon To Hold First Ever Meeting To Discuss Human-Elephant Conflict

The meeting is to help investigate ways to avoid continuing conflict between humans and elephants in their habitats.

Gabon will be organising a meeting to discuss the problems facing human beings and elephants in several localities in the country.

The meeting follows a series of preliminary consultations that began on July 14, 2021 and has been fixed to hold on Thursday Aug. 12 and Friday Aug. 13.

Launched on July 14 by Lee White, the Minister of Water and Forestry, the provincial consultations ended on Friday July 30 in Koulamoutou, Ogooue-Lolo province where Charles Mve Ellah, the Minister Delegate, discussed with the population among whom were several victims of a phenomenon, which according to the government, “affects the physical and food security of inhabitants,” to which it is imperative to find solutions.

The consultations which were held in nine provinces of Gabon lasting two weeks aimed at drawing up a list of complaints and precise expectations from the participants. The objective was to prepare for the holding of the Aug. 12 and 13 meeting in Libreville.

“The meeting would permit the analyses of the recommendations expressed by the entire provincial populations seriously touched by the human-elephant conflict,” Lee White said.

“This, with the aim of putting in place a national strategy of management which would guarantee on the one hand physical and food security of th

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