Urban Wildlife Corridors Allow Safe Routes for Wildlife

Elephants near Kasane, Botswana (photo by Alison Nicholls)

Elephants near Kasane, Botswana (photo by Alison Nicholls)

In some parts of Africa towns happen to sit on or beside routes used by wildlife, and the town of Kasane in northern Botswana is an example I know well. Kasane sits on the banks of the Chobe river and many species, including elephants, not only drink from the river but also cross it on a regular basis. This might be a novel sight for tourists, but it can be a nuisance and a danger to local people, leading to human-wildlife conflict.

Elephants Without Borders have set up ‘urban corridors’ and have found that animals are using them on a regular basis, thereby reducing the potential for conflict with people.

You can see photos of elephants using the corridors and  read more about this innovative idea here on the National Geographic website.

Elephants outside Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (photo by Alison Nicholls)

Elephants outside Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (photo by Alison Nicholls)

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Until next time…
Alison

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