Blogs > Wild Elephants > Elephant fence in Malawi

Posted by chinku on December 09, 2011

A 12 km stretch of solar-powered electric fencing has already been erected along the eastern boundary of  the Thuma Forest Reserve to avoid deadly confrontations between local farmers and marauding elephants.

However, confrontations  continue south of the already established fence and the community is appealing to urgently extend the elephant-proof fence for another 24 km.

This fence will not only save the community crop losses from elephant raids but also protect the Thuma elephant population from angry farmers.  Please support us to finance the next stretch of fence to protect both people and elephants.

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Nic says

April 01, 2013 at 07:42 AM

Having a well-patrolled fenced-off area within a reserve is probably the way forward. Surrounding communities buying into the positives of wildlife conservation is also really important. We have a page dedicated to the Thuma Forest Reserve http://www.ozeana.com/malawi/thuma-forest-reserve/


Nic says

April 01, 2013 at 07:43 AM

Having a well-patrolled fenced-off area within a reserve is probably the way forward. Surrounding communities buying into the positives of wildlife conservation is also really important. We have a page dedicated to the Thuma Forest Reserve http://www.ozeana.com/malawi/thuma-forest-reserve/


Nic says

April 01, 2013 at 07:44 AM

Having a well-patrolled fenced-off area within a reserve is probably the way forward. Surrounding communities buying into the positives of wildlife conservation is also really important. We have a page dedicated to the Thuma Forest Reserve http://www.ozeana.com/malawi/thuma-forest-reserve/


Nic says

April 01, 2013 at 07:47 AM

My comment posted 3 times. Sorry. There does not seem to be a way to delete a posted comment.