It's amazing how innovative some conservation efforts have become in an effort to reduce human animal conflict. Elephants are facing one of the biggest battles for survival not only from poaching but the ever increasing threat of retaliatory killing because they have trampled or eaten native peoples crops. As farming practices changes and people forge more and more into the wild conflict is inevitable but some creative thinking is reducing unnecessary deaths.
Step 1: Shine very bright flashing lights at the elephant
Step 2: Sound off a very loud air horn
Step 3: Throw a “chili cloud” — chili powder mixed with sand and a lit firecracker inside of a condom — near where the elephant is grazing
Step 4: Set off a roman candle — they are loud, bright, and a little scary!