We are a group of University of Exeter students who volunteer with Enactus which is a non-profit group that aims to improve the standard of living and quality of life for communities around the world. Our particular project will address both a social issue and an environmental issue.
Elephants in Kenya frequently crop-raid local farming communities. This destroys farmers crops and livelihoods. Farmers often retaliate by injuring or killing elephants which are already a vulnerable species.
Elephants have been found to be afraid of African Honey Bees and beehive fences have been tested and proven to deter crop-raiding.
Implement a self-sustaining project to introduce beehive fences to small subsistence farming plots in rural Kenya to reduce conflict between African elephants and people. Not only will crop-raiding be minimized, but farmers will also increase their income by selling honey from the beehive fences.
What We Need:
We are in the prilimary stage of the project in which we are gaining funds to build two acres of fencing which will protect two farms. We need £600 per acre fence to get the project off the ground. This includes all the supplies we need.
Thank you so much for your donation(s). This project will change the lives of farming communities as well as the lives of the elephants.