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  • The impressive sight of elephants roaming beneath Mount Kilimanjaro has long brought wildlife lovers to Amboseli National Park on Kenya's border with Tanzania.

  • But their ability to move freely may be under threat from an unexpected adversary.

  • Avocados Kenyan agricultural company Kili Avo Fresh has farms near Amboseli across some 175 acres of land.

  • Now it's building nurseries with the intention of growing the fruit, whose popularity is growing worldwide due to its high nutritional value.

  • Upset conservationists say the plans and an electric fence on the farm will block the crucial Qimonda Wildlife corridor, where elephants move between three national parks and strangle one of the region's most beloved and importance safaris.

  • Samuel Conkey chairs the Ambrosini Conservancies Association that's gonna come back in a hypothetical Sabra.

  • There will be a problem because Amboseli National Park will not have a place where animals can go and graze.

  • The sanctuary will die because it depends on animals from Amboseli, and if that corridor is closed, the sanctuary will die.

  • The way for animals to go to Chulu ords avo will be blocked and that will be a big problem.

  • It will cause a big human wildlife conflict because they will try to pass through roots inhabited by people.

  • This is what made us bring our land together to create that corridor, your corridor.

  • Some 2000 Amboseli elephants, dozens of other wildlife species and cows owned by the local Maasai people could be affected by the avocado farm in a dispute, Kili Avo said it obtained the land legally and then received government approval in mid 2020 to begin work.

  • His shareholder and farm manager, Jeremiah, slash another source of employment and another source of making.

  • They're going to have value, so they are very, really happy about the project.

  • A government agency halted the ordered works on the project last September and said it wanted to revoke earlier decisions that gave it the go ahead.

  • Kelly Abo has challenged that in Kenya's environmental tribunal, where it's lawyers say the case is pending.

The impressive sight of elephants roaming beneath Mount Kilimanjaro has long brought wildlife lovers to Amboseli National Park on Kenya's border with Tanzania.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/06
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