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Re: Research on the Attitude of communities on Poaching at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Great project, I actually did one on poaching last year, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I would love to help. Just wondering, but what exactly is your inquiry question? Are you concentrating just on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, or just on Kenya or in other countries as well? It's important to narrow down a search to a specific place, as situations are different for each country. It's also important to narrow down a search to a specific animal, as the situations surrounding...
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Re: Research on the Attitude of communities on Poaching at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
I love how involved this project is. Not only are you reaching out to surrounding communities in order to complete your research, but you are actually partnering up with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and aiding them in this massive issue. Researching the societal attitudes towards poaching is the first step to creating awareness. Your survey is also very detailed, with ample space for the individual's opinions. Looking forward to seeing how your research has gone in the future
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Re: Research on the Attitude of communities on Poaching at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
I think what you guys are doing is quite challenging.What i can say is that one of the big challenge is human-animal conflict.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
I think that's great idea on conservation of water and also on how the garden is design. because its less tiring as one uses less energy.i think it also has a great impact on the community.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Lucy Muturi (Loise) ·
actually thats a nice idea on water conservation.a question i would like to ask you is for instance in one of the days there comes a time when water is scarce and cannot be available for irrigation wat will be the way forward..??
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Rachel Wambui ·
its a nice idea but lets say there is nowhere to get the plastic ,is there an alternative thing to use?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
Desi that was a great job learning how we do our farming and deciding to implement it in your own farm.in the methods of water conservation have you considered the size of the farm? i think different methods works best for different sizes.remember some have negative effects like the dams and other water catchments in the farm may give a good breading area for mosquitoes.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
wow that is cool, I was in that school, during my primary level.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Ketty Kendi (Alumni) ·
Those conservative methods are quite impressive maybe you should share the with the community around this will enable us carry out farming effectively and conserve water in the whole world.
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Really cool idea! I bet it works great in Kenya and in places with similar climates , but in a climate such as ours how would we make sure the garden isn't over watered when the wet seasons (fall, winter and spring) come?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Lucy Muturi: actually thats a nice idea on water conservation.a question i would like to ask you is for instance in one of the days there comes a time when water is scarce and cannot be available for irrigation wat will be the way forward..?? In British Columbia, we import a lot of our food from California. However, California is in an extreme drought. As water becomes more scarce there has been some talk about exporting our water to America so they can export food back...
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Rachel Wambui: its a nice idea but lets say there is nowhere to get the plastic ,is there an alternative thing to use? Thanks for the question! I can't think of a better alternative for plastic in this case. Plastic is inexpensive, waterproof and won't break down in the soil. usually, a substance being non biodegradable is bad, but in this case it's what we need for the design to work. Can you think of anything that would be a better alternative?
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Sarnaver Mwende: Desi that was a great job learning how we do our farming and deciding to implement it in your own farm.in the methods of water conservation have you considered the size of the farm? i think different methods works best for different sizes.remember some have negative effects like the dams and other water catchments in the farm may give a good breading area for mosquitoes. Thank you! That's a good point! Joseph explained that this design is for smaller...
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Re: Water Conservation: research (week 2)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Delaney Gilmour: Really cool idea! I bet it works great in Kenya and in places with similar climates , but in a climate such as ours how would we make sure the garden isn't over watered when the wet seasons (fall, winter and spring) come? Great question! That was actually a concern of mine when I started building the garden. Kenya has two rainy seasons, so maybe I should ask Joseph how they handle that problem. Their rainiest month is April, with an average of 195.6mm of...
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Re: Orca Whale Conservation

Nice topic! I've always found Orcas to be interesting sea animals (although I don't know much about them). many different cultures have legends of the killer whale, it might be interesting to look into those. I look forward to your project and what you find out.
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Re: Orca Whale Conservation

This topic is very intriguing! I like how your question relates to the human contact with the killer whale, since the human/killer whale relationship shapes the future of this species. I look forward to your future research.
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Re: Elephant Conservation: inquiry question for summer session

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
We can post photos of how thy have been brutally killed, and emphasis on thy are contribution to the economy of the nation.
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Re: Elephant Conservation: inquiry question for summer session

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I think we can have the wildlife programmes being aired on the television programmes thereby communicating to the community the importance of having such wildlife in the country....mostly the animals which are poached maybe the community will get to understand on the importance of not poaching the wild animals.
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Re: Elephant Conservation: inquiry question for summer session

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
For me I think we can teach and let people to understand the important role played by the animals,like foreign exchange.
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Re: Elephant Conservation: inquiry question for summer session

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
we can use them to pass information on the dangers of poaching.
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Re: Grande Finale

Done! Great job on the video Taylor! I really hope this project works out. If you need assistance with anything involving the project, please send me a Facebook message. I could probably rally a couple others as well. Good luck!
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Re: Grande Finale

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
That is exactly what am going to do.it is actually a good video.Good work Taylor
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Re: Grande Finale

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Nice work on the video. Knittel told me you're starting a new project. I've been researching the science behind powerful commercials/videos and it would be cool if we could work together to make some videos for your new project. What are you planning to do for it by the way?
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Re: Summary of Idea

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Super cool topic! Good luck
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Re: Summary of Idea

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
The fact that the majority of people have a negative view on conservation groups surprised me, as I can't recall many people having negative views when I bring up conservation and conservation groups. Some may be indifferent to it, but not many (in my experience) actually disagree with conservation groups. Just wondering where you got this fact? Or is an opinion? And again, this is just in my personal experience. It's strange that so many people trying to create change forget that you need...
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Re: Summary of Idea

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for your input. Sorry for the confusion. The negativity towards conservation was an opinion that I later researched. An article from The Guardian stood out to me as it talked about the failure of conservation in the eyes of many North Americans. Their biggest issue was that conservation groups approached issues with “the assumption that people are the enemies of wildlife – that they are illegal traders, poachers, hunters, and habitat destroyers.” A professor from Manchester University...
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Re: Burn - Week 2

I find that the stereotype for conservation groups is a bunch of hippies chaining themselves to trees. I know that that picture is untrue, but its the first thing I think of. I find most people view conservationists as extremists with unrealistic views on what to do, even tho most conversational group have great ideas and plans.
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I love how you added video examples! Great visual
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Awesome job, Paige Being a music major and in this project, you definitely made key connections to how sounds/music affects our mood and how it sets a tone in the atmosphere.
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Re: Celebration of Learning - Composition

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Theresa!
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Welcome, Michelle. I'm very excited that you've decided to join Butterfly Effect. You comments and support are welcomed and valued.
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
hello Michelle,i finished my previous project few days ago and am thinking on starting a new one on urbanization. i hope you will comfortably help me in this.
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Welcome to Butterfly Effect Michelle!
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
That is great Michelle and you are more welcome in Butterfly Effect,I will also be delighted to work with you since am doing something about conservation.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Those are some very interesting questions. For me I believe the animals are more direct than human they will try to look after each other for the best of they could, simply because they believe that's what they should do it, not because what they could get out of it. However when it comes to life or death situation it will be necessary for them to abandon the animal with disability in the group to survive. This could be totally wrong it's just by personal believes.
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I really love the video you made, I think it's really powerful and inspiring! I totally agree on you about how passion change over time, and I think it's really smart and brave of you to realize that and accept that, because it wouldn't be as fun as it used to be for doing the old project after you find a new passion. As you said the most important thing is what comes out from it, and you seems to know so much about elephant new, that is really cool. I am supper exciting to see what your new...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

I wish to support Juolin ,animals are very caring and will do anything for their fellow animals but in the case of life and death they may choose to abandon it .One can consider this not only in elephants but also in other animals like lions and girraffes.I think the abilty to take care of fellow animals vary from animal to animal.I think it would be wise to extend your research on elephants and look into disability and how it affects them you could also ask for help from Moses.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

This is a really interesting question Tayler... I understand that it's a broaden your thinking, but I'd love to see your research if you do look into this. I do agree with Juolin as well on this, but like I said, I'd love to see you look into this (or Moses).
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

Jasmine Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Your project was really inspiring.
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Re: Ongoing Reflections

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great inspiration,your video taught me a lot and also inspired me too,am really glad and also agree to your passion growing over time I think we share the same as I have also grow passion on my area of research(airplanes and airplane crashes).i am looking forward to yours results,keep up and all the best
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
Thats a good one!elephants have four[4] sets of teeth and during their older age the teeth shed off naturally and i find it a disability.They often die due to starvation and the other elephants cannot help the elephants in question.In the other side when an elephant is injured and unable to move for longer distance,the elephants in it's herd will always visit the injured elephant.Therefore being very caring.
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Re: Conservation of water thruogh rain gardens.

When I was in India, I saw some systems of water conservation called "rooftop rain water harvesting". Its not very similar to rain gardens, though it does share some key properties as well as can be used in conjunction. Here's a link that explains it: http://akvopedia.org/wiki/Wate...rainwater_harvesting
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Re: Conservation of water thruogh rain gardens.

Hi I consider your topic so interesting to address especially a time like now when the country of Kenya and maybe the entire of the East Africa as well as other parts of the world are facing global warming and desertification. I am always curios of the fact that countries like Kenya suffers floods and excessive rainfall which is hardly collected to be used during dry spells. In my own opinion, I tend to think that the government should come up with ways of collecting water when it is in...
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Re: Conservation of water thruogh rain gardens.

rooftops rain water harvesting refers to structure likes homes or schools which catch rainwater and store it in underground or above ground tanks for later use. It can also be a good method of conserving water if only we make use of our knowledge to harvest rainwater during rainy seasons and preserve it for later use during the dry seasons.
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Re: Conservation of water thruogh rain gardens.

even if the government came up with those ways of of collecting water and people are not taking good care of those instrument, they will continue experiencing the dry spells, but its also our duty as youth to educate our community on the importance of conserving water so as to avoid death that occurs in dry spells and conserving it starts on our homes and it does not require any significance cost outlay. By using water saving features you can reduce in-home water use by 30%. This means the...
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Re: Statistics and measures about the human wild life conflict

Hello Newton! I think it's really great that you can relate to this statement, and you can think about how it affected your life. I like it when people can relate my research so I'm sure others feel the same way too. Good job
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Re: Trophy Hunting Continuation

Hi Samuel, I find it great for you having a nice topic on what reward do wildlife destroyer gains.It surely bring us to be concerned with wildlife.good work in your research.Nice work
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Re: Statistics and measures about the human wild life conflict

Hey Newton, I'm glad you this was about using electric fences-what do you think, based on what you read are the best, most sustainable methods to minimize the conflicts?
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Re: Trophy Hunting Continuation

Hi Samuel, I find it great you being concerned with our environment and more so to the part that brings social,political and economic development to our country.Creating awareness to our wildlife is a great thing.overcoming poaching will bring some improvement to our parks. Good lack with your research.
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Re: Statistics and measures about the human wild life conflict

Hi Newton! You have some really great points in this post. I really appreciated being able to read your thoughts on this. I wonder what obstacles exist in making electric fences around conservancies? I know in Canada, for instance, a lot of conservancies get their money from grants, like this one - http://whc.org/conservation/conservations-grants/ . Perhaps it could be interesting to see how conservancies get their money, and why those sources don't always work. Thanks for the interesting post!
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