Laikipia Elephant Project, Nanyuki, Kenya
Human-elephant conflict is a significant problem in Africa and Asia, particularly where land? managed for conservation adjoins land under cultivation. Electrified fences are increasingly used? to reduce such conflict by preventing access by elephants to vulnerable land. However, despite ?the growing number of electrified fences erected to address human-elephant conflict, there ?have been few empirical studies of their effectiveness. Here we assess the performance of an? electrified fence constructed around the 370km2 Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau ?in north-central Kenya.