Planting a solution to human-elephant conflict

StarMetro’s report on May 20.

THE agricultural community must be roped in if human-elephant conflicts are to be addressed effectively.

University of Nottingham in Malaysia’s Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants research project principal investigator Dr Wong Ee Phin said there was a need to look at the issue holistically.

“These conflicts are complex as elephants are strong and smart and can work out ways to handle any barriers put up to keep them out.

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