Uganda intensifies programmes to fence national parks

Human-wildlife conflict might be no more with new fence at Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Saturday 02 March 2019 09:57
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By Ronny Job Okot for NBS TV in Uganda

Two people lost their lives to human-wildlife conflict in February in villages neighbouring Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.

A new electrified fence designed to keep elephants and farmers safe from one another was recently installed.

Ronny Job Okot saw its final stages being built, and spoke to villagers about what it would mean to them to see and end to human-elephant conflict. Watch his report here.

This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a programme of the charity Space for Giants and supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes independent.co.uk. It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate.

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