18 Apr '12, 3pm

Kenyan Teen's Invention Saves Lions, Helps Farmers

© AfriGadget . Young inventor Richard Turere with his family's cattle. A 13-year-old inventor in Kenya has come up with a low-cost, eco-friendly way to protect his family's livestock that could also serve as a solution to a serious problem in his country -- managing human-wildlife conflict. With their land located near Nairobi National Park, an area boasting the world's highest density of lions , Richard Turere's family often saw their cows, sheep, or goats fall prey to the hungry big cats. But Richard, who herds and protects the family's livestock, noticed that lions stayed away as long as someone was walking around outside with a flashlight. The African innovation blog AfriGadget describes the clever idea he concocted next: [Richard] took the LED bulbs from broken flashlights and rigged up an automated lighting system of four or five torch bulbs around the cattle stockad...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/kenyan-teen-in...

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