Installation of 20 Living Walls to Prevent Human-Wildlife Conflict in Tanzania
The Perfect World Foundation supports African People & Wildlife to prevent human-wildlife conflict in Tanzania. The primary activity supported was the installation of APW’s innovative Living Walls in the West Kilimanjaro landscape. Living Walls provide benefits for the natural habitat, wildlife, and the way of life for local herders by making their livestock enclosures stronger against predator attacks. Live Commiphora trees are planted to build a Living Wall around an animal enclosure and are reinforced with chain-link fencing, creating an impenetrable barrier to protect livestock from lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, leopards, and other predators.
The death of a cow, goat, or sheep represents a serious loss for people in countryside communities, who may kill wild predators such as lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and leopards in response. Living Walls are designed as a win-win solution for both people and nature.
From August to December 2023, this project contributed to the installation of 20 Living Walls in the West Kilimanjaro landscape of Northern Tanzania. Key outcomes of this effort include:
3,589 trees planted
272 people with improved well-being and financial security as a result of reduced conflict with predators
3,088 livestock secured at night, valued at approximately USD 324,765.
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