An Electric Border Fence is Endangering Elephants and Humans
An electric border fence is putting Asian elephants and humans in great danger.
The endangered Asian elephant used to migrate from West Bengal in India to Nepal by crossing the Mechi River. But in 2016, a solar-powered electric fence was erected across the border, spanning 11 miles.
The fence has mitigated elephant-human interaction on the Nepal side, but it's increased human-elephant conflict on the India side.
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