Years of logging has destroyed Myanmar’s forests, home to the Asian elephant. The deforestation, along with poaching, has driven these potentially dangerous animals into nearby farms where they destroy crops and terrorize villagers. One conservationist has made it his life’s work to install electric fences around the settlements and sugar cane fields to keep the elephants out. It’s not a permanent solution to the underlying problem of habitat destruction, but it’s a small step toward minimizing conflict and protecting both species.
- Dominic Gill
- Nadia Gill