Congo Beehive Fence Trials
African Parks are keen to implement beehive fences to reduce human-elephant conflict in the Congo and have set up two trial beehives with the communities living on the edge of Odzala-Kokoua National Park. These are very difficult conditions, both physical and political, but the team have successfully installed 71 beehives so far in two 27-hive and 44-hive fences. They are monitoring the hives as they slowly become occupied. We are keeping in touch with the field officers on the ground and offering support and advice where possible.
The Nouabale-Ndoki Foundation has also reported building some trial beehive fences in Bomassa next to Nouabale-Ndoki National Park with support from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
Photos by Antoine Ede/African Parks and Zanne Labuschagne/WCS