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Tarangire locals Tarangire locals

Solving the Conflict Between Humans and Elephants

The World Animal Protection Nederland and TUI Care Foundation in collaboration with Alex Chang’a, project coordinator, RESOLVE, biodiversity and wildlife solutions, have organised a plan to solve the farmers of Tarangire National Park elephant issue; regional elephants keep feeding and destroying the farmer’s crops leading to violent attacks.

One of the solutions that were introduced was the chili routine where farmers created a chili paste and tied it to the fence that surrounds the fields, something that drives elephants away due to the strong smell. Also, farmers have learned to hang beehives in the trees that line in their fields to once again scare elephants away in a more peaceful manner.

This project with World Animal Protection Nederland is currently finished, but the commitment to the protection of elephants remains intact as the organisations are now focusing on the Asian region.