Solar fence to help keep jumbos from Taita homes, farms

Before, the jumbos would come between December and February. This time, they were in people’s homesteads as early as August. That, to them, is unusual. The good thing is that a climate-friendly solution – solar-powered fences – is coming up.

The World Wide Fund for Nature-Keny,a funded by BMZ German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through WWF-Germany, has liaised with KWS to put up the solar-powered fence to help the locals.

 “Through this project, we have also been able to mitigate Human wildlife conflict by using solar-powered elephant deterrent fences to fence villages that are within the conflict hotspots,” Dr Yussuf Wato, Head of Science, Research and Innovation at WWF-Kenya says.

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