02.06.12.V Indonesia killing elephants


2.06.12.Chetyre rare elephant died of poisoning on the island of Sumatra, a spokesman for the local forestry.

According to the official, the three dead elephants were found in palm plantation in the province of Aceh, and the fourth — in a national park in the province of Riau.

Elephants from Sumatra are on the verge of extinction: in the wild they have less than 3 thousand. According to Indonesian environmentalists, animals die because people need new areas for plantations.

Source: BBC Russian

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