Approaching wildlife can also be scared away by making noise with drums and by setting fires - if only the villagers would know in advance when a potential diner is about to arrive. The TAL project has constructed watchtowers that can be used for this purpose, as well as for monitoring wildlife for conservation purposes.
In Khata, for example, 4 watchtowers have been built, each 600 metres apart. They are in a line where one tower can be seen from the next, and when manned, a message can be quickly relayed to the other towers and onto the village. The local communities found these towers so useful that they covered 70% of the building costs.