18 Jun '11, 12pm

Kenya Super-sizes Wildlife Corridors to Provide Safe Passage for Elephants

The $1 million project, supported by both The Nature Conservancy and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson , "has successfully connected two wilderness areas and two distinct elephant populations separated for years by human development," the Associated Press wrote earlier this year when the first elephants made their way through the tunnel. "The elephants successfully crossed a major road without putting themselves or motorists in danger, and without damaging crops or scaring residents in a nearby village." Easing Human-Animal Conflict Human-animal conflict is on the rise in both Africa and Asia as wildlands get converted to agricultural use and human settlements encroach ever-closer on animal habitat. A total of 7,000 elephants in Mt. Kenya's highlands and the area's lower plains stand to benefit from the corridor, which will also them to safely range further to find food...

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