Electric Fences: An Innovative Solution in Farms

The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), together with its General Partner Electric FenceVivaCell-MTS, will be implementing a new initiative within the framework of the joint Alternative Energy Project. The partners have begun to install solar powered electric fences in Shaghap, Lanjanist and Urtsadzor communities.

A solar powered electric fence will protect sheep and goats against wolves and other predators. It also may be used to protect gardens and landscapes from damage by animal. This innovative solution, which for many decades has proved to be highly efficient in developed countries around the world, is expected to reduce human-wildlife conflict throughout Armenia.

The solar powered electric fence presentation will be attended by VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, founder of FPWC Ruben Khachatryan, heads of communities, and local residents. During the event, Henk Blaak, the Manager of one of the first (since 1938) and most successful electric fence producers called Gallagher, will do a hands-on demonstration of how the electric fence works. He has been invited to Armenia by FPWC staff to conduct trainings.

The event will address the existing problems and introduce an innovative solution for rural communities.Eight solar powered electric fences will be installed in the target communities within the framework of this project.

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