The elephant in our room


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016

BELUM: Since 2010, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) has translocated 36 elephants into the state park. According to the orang asli, this is causing an increase in human-elephant conflict (HEC).

The translocation has doubled the elephant population in the area, and the orang asli are complaining that the elephants are encroaching on their land, destroying their homes, eating their crops and forcing them to flee their settlements.

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