Saturday, March 2, 2013

Richard Turere: The Inspirational 13 Year Old

Outsmarting Lions 
 A 13-year-old boy from Kitengela, Richard Turere presented his innovative solution that keeps Lions away from Humans and livestock to over a thousand people at the TED 2013 Summit in Long Beach, California.

Dubbed 'Lion Lights' the system is made out of LED bulbs, solar panel and a car battery. Turere has installed about 75 systems in neighbouring enclosures to combat the soaring human-wildlife conflict in which the Kenyan government spends over Sh70 million in compensation annually. 

Below is Turere's Presentation at a previous TEDxNairobi Conference:

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