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Wild elephants trample crops in Vietnams Central Highlands


A herd of about 15 wild elephants, seen for the first time in Central Highlands Gia Lai province, have destroyed 24ha of crops in Ia Pior commune, Chu Prong district since June 30. From 1975 to the 1980s, Vietnam had 2,000 wild elephants; but by 2005, only 150 remained, mainly in the Vietnam-Laos and Vietnam-Cambodia border provinces. An urgent plan of action has been developed to preserve wild elephants, under which three special elephant sanctuaries will be set up, a state report said.



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