HEC claims 158 wild elephants | Daily News

HEC claims 158 wild elephants

During the past seven months, 158 wild elephants had died due to the human-elephant conflict (HEC), Kurunegala District Divisional Secretary W. E. Jayathilake said.

He was addressing a meeting of Kurunegala farmers held at the Bingiriya Agrarian Service Centre in Kurunegala, yesterday

The Wildlife Conservation Department had recorded 256 wild elephant deaths during 2017 and of them, 54 had been killed by hakka patas.


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