The project is primarily funded by a Darwin Initiative Grant (Ref 20-012) for the period 2013-2016 with contributions from all partners. The scope (pilot) study in 2012 was generously funded by SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund.

Main partners:

The project is administered and coordinated by  University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU; lead PI: David Macdonald, project coordinator/co-PI: Christos Astaras), which teamed up for the project with the following partners: the Elephant Listening Project (ELP; co-PI: Peter Wrege) at Cornell University, James Madison University (JMU; co-PI: Joshua Linder) , WWF-Cameroon’s Coastal Forests Programme (WWF-CFP), the Cameroonian Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF) – especially the management team of Korup National Park (KNP), the German-Cameroonian Cooperation Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Southwest Region (PSMNR-SWR) of Cameroon, and the local NGO Korup Rainforest Conservation Society (KRCS).


In addition to the formal partners of the Darwin Initiative project, we benefit from the support of and/or collaboration with SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund (bioacoustic monitoring of crop raiding elephants in Korup NP periphery), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS; roll out of acoustic monitoring protocol at Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve), and Courtney Hughes (University of Alberta PhD candidate; assistance with collection and analysis of social survey data).


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