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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 15:31
Human-elephant conflict continues
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Latest data shows that around 240 wild elephants have died in 2017 as a result of the human-elephant conflict.

The killings of Dalapoottuwa and Thani Dalaya by the poachers created anxiety within our society.

Meanwhile, 2 persons were killed in wild elephant attacks in North Central Province during the last 24 hours (Dec. 20).

The victims were farmers.

The incidents were reported from Galgamuwa and Polonnaruwa.

The environmentalists say encroachment of habitats of wild animals by expanding human activities is one of the main causes of human-elephant conflict.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to form special units which will include wildlife officials, police personnel, and security forces personnel to carry out operations to ensure the protection of elephants and wildlife resources.

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