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Kenya (2020)

Mitigation Measures for Beekeepers and Honey Badger Conflict in Shimba Hills Ecosystem, Kenya

Jennifer Wanyingi

Titre : Mitigation Measures for Beekeepers and Honey Badger Conflict in Shimba Hills Ecosystem, Kenya

Pays : Kenya
Zone d’intervention : Shimba Hills National Reserve

Date : 29 Apr 2020

Bénéficiaire : Jennifer Wanyingi

Description
This project aims at identifying mitigation measures that will result in a win-win solution both to conservation and the local communities. When the beehives were set and colonized by the bees, the local community started to experience less elephants’ interference in their farms. After sometimes, farmers in various parts of the Shimba hills ecosystem experienced breakages in the hives and loss of the honey by honey badgers. The frequency of the attacks from each area differed making each farmer to use the method they know to either deter or kill the honey badgers. Some areas were adversely affected such that the beekeepers abandoned the hives. This project will employee various mitigation measures while incorporating indigenous and scientific knowledge as well as beekeepers’ involvement. The various mitigation measures to be used will be determined by the intensity of the attacks and the accessibility of the site.

The Rufford Foundation

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