Elephant poaching because they destroy crops
Elephant poaching because they destroy crops.
The photo demonstrates the damage a herd of elephant can do the corn fields of villagers that live alongside the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania. If you look closely you can see the trampled corn stalks.
We have a community worker called Shukrani working on the ground working to mitigate the conflict between villagers and wildlife.
Wildlife induced famine is a real problem and generates anger political pressure and poaching.
It is heartbreaking to see a year of farm work destroyed in a day or overnight when herds of hungry elephant crash into the crops outside the park and then bull doze into and destroy the scattered corn granaries.
Last year, working with Shukrani, Chagga-mzungu resourced the Mbilikili village with a steel shipping container to act as a reinforced granary. – this helped prevent famine for 500 families. The steel shipping container was funded by The Rotary Club Darwin North.
The HQ for Chagga Mzungu is in Darwin – NT- Australia but our urgent work is on the border of the Serengeti.
We are trying to stop hunger-induced anger from driving the elephant poaching.
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