Villagers keep a watchful eye over jumbos

Preventing conflict: An elephant in Yala National Park in Sri Lanka. To reduce man-animal conflict, villagers protect paddy fields with fencing during planting season. - AFP

Different methods are being explored to keep humans and elephants apart.

Human-elephant conflict remains an enormous issue in In Sri Lanka, a country with about 6,000 wild elephants.

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