07 21/07/2010

Making a chilli fence

The Assam Haathi Project in north east India has released a video detailing how to make a chilli rope fence, which acts as an elephant deterrent.

The Assam Haathi Project, aimed at mitigating human-elephant conflict (HEC), is run by conservationists from Chester Zoo and EcoSystems-India. The project was established in 2004 and works directly with 6 villages, more than 800 households, and indirectly with many more. Since the project began not one elephant or people death has occurred in the project villages.

The video can be viewed on You Tube.