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Post by Erin Nicklow courtesy of Science@CornellVet

Buffalo, Chobe National Park, Botswana – © M. Atkinson

For generations, international trade practices have dictated that rural southern Africans cannot protect nearby wildlife and, at the same time, farm cattle because of animal disease concerns. If they wanted to export their beef, their choices have been stark: either get rid of wildlife like buffalo, or put up environmentally damaging veterinary cordon fences. These fences cut-off migratory pathways that wildlife depend on to access grazing and fresh water during different parts of the year. ...continue reading