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Webinar: Can bees bring peace for elephants and farmers?

In a webinar on Friday Sept 18, Bring The Elephant Home, the Future of Nature Academy and Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, a collective of international elephant researchers presented the new publication “Beehive fences as a sustainable local solution for human-elephant conflicts in Thailand” and other innovative elephant conservation projects.

(Re)watch webinar: Can bees bring peace for elephants and farmers?

This event was a collaboration of Future For Nature Academy, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, Save the Elephants, the Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, and Bring The Elephant Home.

Presenters included Antoinette van de Water (BTEH, South Africa), Dr. Lucy King (Future for Nature Winner, Save the Elephants, Kenya), Dr. Kevin Matteson (Project Dragonfly, Miami University), Kylie Butler (beehive fence study in Sri Lanka), Dr. Prachi Mehta (Wildlife Research and Conservation Society, India), Dr. Michelle Henley and Robin Cook (South Africa), Rachaya Arkajak (Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, Thailand) and David Owen (Miami University, BTEH, Thailand).

They shared their newest insights on how bees can help elephants to peacefully coexist with farmers. We broadcasted some inspiring stories and videos and there was a panel discussion with scientists working with beehive fences in Asia and Africa.

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