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Kuresoi South residents displaced after elephant invasion

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Reports www.the-star.co.ke

 

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Residents of Perekeiywet at the border of Nakuru and Narok counties have fled their homes as tens of elephants have invaded the area in the past week.

Protesting residents said they have lost property worth hundreds of thousands of shillings from invasions.

 

 

To read the full article click here.

 

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"We are suffering with no help and if they don't come, we will kill the elephants," Lina Kewogen said.

 

 

 

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How in a case of HWC such as this can the damaging affects of the elephants be mitigated, quickly, and the villagers be compensated, again, quickly so as to avoid reprisal attacks against the elephants? 

 

Does a financial payout down the line help the immediate issue of loss of crops? How easy is it to herd the elephants up and move them on? How would it be financed and what is to prevent them from returning?

 

Are there too many elephants in this area and what are the underlying reasons causing them to move into this area?

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The Star article is not exactly a shining journalistic effort.  We should be cautious about treating it as 100% accurate.  Because the KWS official said the Elephants had been in that area a long time and that it was nothing new.

 

I also don't know exactly where Perekeiywet is; is it bordering the Mau Forest?   If so, the elephants may have been driven from the forest (and into crop raiding) by human activity.

 

Speaking generically about elephant-human conflict:   perhaps KWS or other groups could investigate how to quickly deploy beehives to keep elephants away from crops they begin raiding.  And perhaps a fund could be set up in advance to quickly disburse repayment to affected farmers.

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My thought was more should be done to control eles amongst people

 

send in the bees

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