Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says they are intensifying their efforts to address the current increasing devastating human-wildlife conflict incidents in some parts of the country. The Namibia press agency quotes Shifeta as saying that addressing human-wildlife conflict requires striking a balance between conservation priorities and the needs of people who live near the wildlife but that the ministry has specific mitigation and preventative measures put in place to manage the conflict. These include the process of selling some elephants to reduce the population in specific hotspots as well as capturing and relocating animals to national parks or areas where they cannot cause problems.