Malaysia's third elephant sanctuary to be built in Perak, says Dr Xavier


Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar (right) handing over a piece of sugarcane to an elephant after officiating at the World Elephant Day 2019 celebrations at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre on Saturday (Sept 7).

TEMERLOH (Bernama): The government will set up an elephant sanctuary on an area spanning 100ha in Perak at a cost of about RM20mil.

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the move was part of an ongoing effort to conserve elephants, which were increasingly threatened due to human-elephant conflicts.

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