We understand the importance of a boundary between protected conservation areas and agricultural areas. This will enable humans and wildlife to co-exist harmoniously as good neighbours.
Elephants' close proximity to humans is provoking increased incidences of human-elephant conflict. These interactions can and do result in injury and death of elephant and local people as well as the loss of their crops.
This project is critical in preserving Notugre’s sanctuary role, and signifies the Trust's dedication to sustainably protect wildlife and enhance the lives of the surrounding communities. The construction of the fence has already provided employment and training for 12 community members.
Considering its beneficial status of being privately owned, this is one of the genuinely few remaining safe havens for elephant and other species in Botswana and Africa.
“We confirm that armed poachers are locating themselves at strategic locations where the Notugre fence is broken. They wait for game to appear, then shoot it and recover carcasses by driving through the fence” Rex Masupe - Lead Anti-Poaching officer.
Figures as at 31 March 2021