A team led by the Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bhutan, Mr. Yamada Tomoyuki, visited the National Plant Protection Centre to discuss interventions for Human Wildlife Conflict on 2nd March 2023. The Program Director welcomed the team to the NPPC and Mr. Tashi Dendup of Vertebrate Pest Management Program of the Centre gave a brief presentation on Human Wildlife Conflict status and its mitigation measures adopted in the country so far with the historical background of the Electric Fencing System and other mitigation measures. He also presented the Centre’s future plan for addressing the Human Wildlife Conflict in Bhutan.
The JICA team shared about the Human Wildlife Conflict in Japan as well as the concept of wildlife management and the difficulties associated with inadequate fence installation and ineffective animal capture methods. It was decided that the JICA representative would establish a connection between the NPPC and Professor Yamabata Naoto, who has done research on Human Wildlife Conflict in Japan in order to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration.