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Siren fences: A simple, local solution for farmers afflicted by human-elephant conflict

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(March 10, 2020) Human-elephant conflict (HEC) has long plagued the indigenous farmers (known as ‘Orang Asli’) living close to the Endau-Rompin National Park in the states of Johor and Pahang, Malaysia. Crop-raiding is a main problem when it comes to HEC in this area; farmers are required to be on alert for potential incursions that happen, more often than not, at night. The cost comes the next day as a lack of sleep then becomes a burden to daytime activities and family life. The solution to the pro...

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