Kenya’s jumbo ‘ele-fence’ to stop human-wildlife conflict

A Space for Giants image shows a bull elephant breaking through a fence intended to keep it inside a wildlife reserve at Mutara Ranch in the central Kenyan district of LaikipiaMachete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane. "We don't hate the elephants, but their activities are making us poor," said the 53-year old farmer, surveying his lush green fields, a five-hectare (12-acre) plot on the slopes of the Laikipia highlands in central Kenya. While poachers slaughter thousands of elephants across Africa each year, competition between elephants and people over land is a far bigger problem in the long run, conservationists say.


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June 24, 2016 9:11 am

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