Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 22, 2020

Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019

The BBC reports

A record number of elephants – 361 – have died in Sri Lanka during 2019, environmental groups say.

It is highest figure of elephant deaths to be reported since Sri Lanka became independent in 1948, conservationists said. Most were killed by people.

There are an estimated 7,500 wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Killing them is illegal, but the animals often come into conflict with rural communities.

Read full article at Sri Lanka elephants: ‘Record number’ of deaths in 2019 – BBC News


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