Exploring the hidden costs of human-wildlife conflict in northern Kenya

Jennifer Bond, Kennedy Mkutu

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Human–wildlife conflict (HWC) is often considered in terms of how the impact on humans can be mitigated, but in the context of the larger goal of meeting conservation goals. This article explores the hidden costs of HWC on human well-being in northern Kenya through a qualitative case study of Laikipia County. Drawing on narratives of wildlife as destructive, wildlife as inherently more important or valuable than humans, and wildlife preservation as a pathway for capturing resources, it explores the impacts of HWC on human well-being, situating the study within the HWC, political ecology, and human security literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-54
Number of pages12
JournalAfrican Studies Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 06 Mar 2018

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