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  • bordering the canopy of Abreu Forest in Kenya's Rift Valley, a line has been drawn 27 miles of electric fence, to be exact.

  • It's meant to deter illegal loggers and hunters as Kenya seeks to grow its forests and protect vital sources of water.

  • It's really important because it's stopping.

  • I mean, it's solving the conflict between the human and I'll drive Joseph Martin, who is the Abreu fence community manager at Rhino Ark Trust, a private conservation group.

  • It's employing electric fences to protect Kenya's mountain forests, key catchment areas for rain that feeds into rivers.

  • That's as the east African country aims to increase its forest cover from 7% of its land mass in 2015 to 10% by 2022 meeting a standard set by the United Nations.

  • But what of those who are already using the forest in a ballroom where the fence was first built in 2014?

  • Casita cousin is a member of the organic community, he says.

  • They depended on the forest for honey, wild fruits and meat.

  • Rhino.

  • Ark says it works to deter hunting by focusing on honey and wild fruits, such as through teaching modern beekeeping protecting the trees could also help agriculture.

  • Deforestation can disturb local weather patterns, but farmer Joseph Karaoke says there's been more rain since the fence was put up.

  • You can now see it's green everywhere, meaning the environment has really changed.

  • Farmers like karaoke used to grow potatoes in the boreal forest, but have been relocated to adjacent lands.

  • Rhino, Ark estimates its fences protect around 1.4 million acres of Kenya's forests.

bordering the canopy of Abreu Forest in Kenya's Rift Valley, a line has been drawn 27 miles of electric fence, to be exact.

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In Kenya, electric fences protect forests from human destruction

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/27
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