A general view of elephants grazing after spraying sand on their bodies at Kimana
Sanctuary in Kimana, Kenya, on March 2, 2021. - A turf war has erupted over a 180-acre avocado farm near one of Kenya's premier national parks, where elephants and other wildlife graze against the striking backdrop of Africa's highest peak.
Opponents of the farm say it obstructs the free movement of iconic tuskers -- putting their very existence at risk -- and clashes with traditional ways of using the land.
The farm's backers refute this, saying their development poses no threat to wildlife and generates much-needed jobs on idle land.
The rift underscores a broader struggle for dwindling resources that echoes beyond Kenya, as wilderness is constricted by expanding farmland to feed a growing population. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
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