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69121

Uploaded on:
05/03/2020 14:52
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7000 x 4667 pixels
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ID: 69121
Country: Kenya
Title: Kenya, Upper Tana Catchment Natural Resource Management Project (UTaNRMP), December, 2019
Description: A portrait of Edward Riungu, 80, at his family home in Chogoria village, in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Riungu is one of several thousands who used to suffer from the devastating effects of animal invasion on their farms from the Mt. Kenya National Park, and whose life has today been completely changed as a result of a construction of a 60km long solar powered electric fence along the communities living next to the Park. “The elephants used to come out every day, and we would use drum empty tins as loud as possible to chase them back to the park. We would also call the Wild life rangers to chase them back to the forest. It would not take long before they were back. So we would barely sleep because of the continuous distance. Today, we sleep, and we grow food crops without any invasion. Before the fence was constructed, I was cultivating less than half a bag of maize and since the fence, I harvest up to 5 bags, so the changes are glaring, and we are at peace and happy.”
Size: 14.81 MB; 7000 x 4667 pixels; 593 x 395 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1852 x 1235 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Photographer: Edward Echwalu
Copyright: @IFAD/Edward Echwalu
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