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Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humansi
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February 26, 2015 9:44 AM
In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.
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Video Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans

In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.
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