Saving wildlife and humans in West Africa

Water shortages not only affect the human lives but it also affects the animal kingdom all the same. Remembering the scene of a pair of buffalo prowling the edges of a village in eastern Burkina Faso saddens us and warns us of the severe water stress in the region. There is a looming danger of food shortages for the people of Burkino Faso and not only for the people, the regions wildlife is also going to bear the brunt of the situation.

Water shortages not only affect the human lives but it also affects the animal kingdom all the same

Water and food shortages are going to create conflict between people and animal for their survival. The eastern Bogande regions populaces have already seen the consequence where two fraught buffalos prowled in the region. The desperate buffalo has injured a farmer and this desperate behavior has been linked to the lack of water in the region by the wildlife officials.

The poor mammals that are mostly dependent on water are going to suffer the most.  Animals are moving out of their usual territory due to lack of water and as they wander in the region the possibility of attacking farmers are on the rise.

Commencing from the year 2011, the Government has spent approximately 180,000 dollars to ease the water shortage. Among the various projects that the Government has undertaken, creating artificial water points, drilling wells and installing solar-powered pumps have helped people somewhat to come out of this dilemma. However, this is not enough in addition to this, everything possible should be undertaken to protect the lives of these innocent people and animals alike.

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