Do fence me in: 250-mile barrier helps protect Kenyan water sources

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Ecosystème ; eau ; forêt ; biodiversité

Photo d’un rhinoceros noir et de son petit. Décembre 2007, Nanyuki, KENYA © AFP PHOTO / Ol Pejeta Conservancy / FELIX PARTON

After just over two decades, 250 miles (402km) and $9m (£5.9m) later, the last post on one of the longest fences ever built in Africa has been hammered in.

The electrified barrier, which rings the Aberdare mountain range, in west central Kenya, was initially intended to keep people out in order to save the few endangered black rhino within, but has become a model for countries struggling to protect scarce water resources.

Guardian

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