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Solar predator lights reducing human-wildlife conflict in Kenya

Between 2013 and 2020, Kenya spent about 1.77 billion Kenyan shillings — about $16 million —  compensating victims of human-wildlife conflict, according to the ministry of tourism and wildlife. But a new technology that uses solar energy to scare away stray wildlife could offer a solution to human-wildlife conflict in the country, freeing taxpayers from compensation costs.

The solar powered predator lights which absorb energy during the day and switch on automatically at night have been installed at homesteads and farms in southern Kenya, to scare away invading wildlife in communities living near them.

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