SECURING WELLS AND WATER SOURCES RESOLVES CONFLICTS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ELEPHANTS IN NAMIBIA

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Namibia's so-called desert elephants are adapted to the dry climate in the semi-arid areas. However, after 8 years of drought, most of the natural springs have dried up. The elephants are increasingly quenching their thirst on communal farms, wandering through villages, destroying wells and water pipes. They frighten and endanger the villagers. In order to resolve these conflicts sustainably, we are building elephant-proof protective walls around village wells and watering holes specifically for elephants. These watering holes are located outside the villages along an elephant migration corridor. This means the animals no longer have to walk through villages, but can drink in peace. They do not cause any damage to the village and the villagers do not have to be afraid of encounters with the animals.

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