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.
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).