17 Aug 2010

Human-Elephant Conflict In Sri Lanka

More than 200 elephants and 50 humans are being killed each year in an escalating conflict between man and beast in Sri Lanka. Animals are going "berserk" as more and more of their land is taken over by humans and cattle eat their food.


At least 50 people and 228 elephants died last year. The conflict has prompted a strike by all of the island's wildlife vets in protest at the government's failure to act.

From Sky News