Wildlife conservation officers are concerned about the on going clearing of the jungle in the Hambantota wildlife zone without declaring the boundaries of the proposed Wild Elephant Management Zone.
They said more than 400 wild elephants had lost their natural habitats making them to roam into human habitats. They pointed out that this alarming situation aggravated the human elephant conflict.
Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Research Institute Dr. Prutuvi Raj Fernando said the only way to prevent this situation was to declare the proposed Wildlife Management Zone but it had been dragging on for years.
He said the relevant authorities were reluctant to implement it and that over 50 per cent of the proposed forest reserve had been cleared. (Santha Gamage)
Dr. Watson Tuesday, 07 February 2017 09:54 AM
The elephants loss of its natural habitat is going on islandwide. A stupid TV channel who goes town to town is showing how the people who invaded these habitats effected by elephant invasions. This is just to boost there ego no more. Save the Elephants.
Geriatrix Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:23 PM
Clear all the forest and let those elephants die!! Once that's achieved lets make a stamp and a couple of currency notes indicating such a beast lived in this country!!
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