No country for elephants

Mostafa Yousuf
As if it wasn’t hard enough for elephants to survive in this country, in a tragic development, it was discovered that they are not just dying by electrocution. Shooting down the animals straight up has become seemingly rampant to protect encroached forest lands.
In Cox’s Bazar, 18 elephants were shot down in the span of three years, from 2019 to 2021. The Daily Star found this grim picture after piecing together the three years’ data. During this time, nine elephants were

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Human-elephant conflict increasing

Human-elephant conflict increasingAt least 226 people died and 62 elephants were killed in last 12years and a half in growing incidents of human-elephant conflicts, said forest officials.
They as well as wildlife conservationists blamed destruction of elephant habitats as the main cause for the incidents.
They said that elephants were being squeezed into smaller habitats due to destruction of forest cover.
Increasing use of elephant movement routes and corridors for farming and human settlements was also blamed

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