The alarm fence
August 22: There’s some good news for farmers especially in southern dzongkhags who lose crops and livestock to wild animals. The Nature Conservation Division of the Agriculture ministry is introducing alarm fencing.
The harvest season is approaching. This is when wild animals like elephants attack crops. And this is a problem that farmers face every year. But now finally a solution may be in sight.
The agriculture ministry is installing alarm fencing. To install the fencing, about 40 forest officials from across the country took part in a day-long training today.
The Agriculture Minister Lyonpo Dr. Pema Gyamtsho said protecting wildlife habitat is as important to safeguard crops from wild animals.
The alarm fencing is designed to scare off the animals. Wild animals will set off a siren and a flash light as they push against the fencing.
The device was first demonstrated in Tangmachu during the RNR week in February this year. It is currently being used at the Thrumshingla National park.