Human wildlife conflict is a major issue around Mt Kenya, where large human populations are found close to the forest edge where wildlife live. We have several projects that work to mitigate the pressures of these conflicts such as:
Imenti One Way Elephant Gates – One-way gates are proposed to allow the streaking elephants and/or family groups to enter the forest but not get out the same way. Individuals would then be encouraged to use the existing secured Northern Mt Kenya corridor to get back to the northern regions and this would also prevent crop raiding. Once the gates are established, there are plans to support and protect front-line farmers near the gate with beehive fences (STE project funded by RTD) to avoid retaliatory killing of the elephants.
Problem Animal Control alongside Kenya Wildlife Service – Our teams are frequently called out to assist with problem animals, that are causing issues within the local community attacking people or livestock.