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WWF Indonesia to present human-elephant conflict mitigation project at Paris Peace Forum

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, November 11, 2019   /  03:45 pm
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A group of wild Sumatran elephants forage for food at an estate belonging to locals in Negeri Antara village in Pintu Rime district, Bener Meriah regency, Aceh, on Sunday. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra)

A proposal on how to achieve peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife, titled "Living in Harmony: Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict", is set to be presented by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia at the second Paris Peace Forum from Nov. 11 to 13. The forum will be held in France, with 30 world leaders scheduled to attend the Nov. 12 ceremony. The first Paris Peace Forum held in commemoration of the centennial of the 1918 Versailles Treaty, which ended World War I. At the forum, WWF Indonesia will highlight an initiative in Aceh that focuses on helping humans live in harmony with wild elephants. For the project, WWF Indonesia has partnered with local community patrol team Flora and Fauna Defenders Team (TPFF) in Peusangan district, Central Aceh regency. The team, founded in 2017 by locals, works at raising awareness among the youth of Karang A...