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Conflict between humans and elephants on private land in northern Kenya

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 April 2009

Chris R. Thouless
Affiliation:
Kenya Wildlife Service, PO Box 40241, Nairobi, Kenya and WWF Regional Office for East Africa, PO Box 62440, Nairobi, Kenya.
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About 3000 elephants live in the Laikipia/Sambnru region of northern Kenya – the largest remaining population outside the country's formal protected areas. The elephants occasionally kill or injure people, damage the crops of small-scale farmers, drive cattle away from water sources and cause a range of other problems for the human population. As a result, a number of elephants have been shot for control purposes in recent years and others have died as a result of poisoning, snares or spearing. The author examines the conflict between elephants and humans in areas of differing land use and makes suggestions for resolving at least some of the problems.

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Copyright © Fauna and Flora International 1994

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