Man-Elephant Conflict: Solar Panels To Keep Elephants At Bay

The Telegraph India2012-04-11:                      Solar fence to keep elephants at bay WASIM RAHMAN Jorhat, April 10: The forest department is thinking of installing solar fences in an area along the Brahmaputra, northeast of the town to keep out a wandering herd of elephants — that moves along the river and chaporis (sandbars) — from the villages near the bank. Solar fencing system helps to control animals by giving them a short but safe shock if they touch the fences. Low-voltage current obtained from solar energy passes through these fences. The area to be fenced is a dandi (corridor) used by the herd to move into the villages and create havoc in paddy…                  more »

 

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