Critical theme

Critical theme: Can insurance promote human wildlife co-existence?

Three elephants eating

People and elephants share space across roughly 44% of Sri Lanka (Photo: Peter Winter via FlickrCC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Our discussion about the potential role of insurance in mitigating human-wildlife conflict has been postponed. A new date for the event will be advised when available.

This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. More information about a new date will be provided on this page when available.

IIED will host a critical theme event to discuss whether insurance schemes can promote human-wildlife co-existence and protect women, men and wildlife, with examples from Kenya and Sri Lanka.

Human-wildlife conflict is a growing global problem affecting millions of the world’s poorest women and men and having major impacts on biodiversity. With rural population growth, agricultural expansion and infrastructure development, human-wildlife conflict is increasing in many parts of the world, particularly around protected areas.