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A pilot project aims at making chena cultivators, the elephants’ number one enemy, their very protectors.

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2007-03-04 - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka , Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Startling new research indicates that the very humans, in many instances the much-maligned chena (slash-and-burn) cultivators, who come into conflict with elephants, could be made partners in the protection and conservation of these animals they consider their enemies. And this thinking, based on scientific research is about to be tried out as a pilot project in the south by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and scientists keen to see the elephant survive in a country that lays claim to be...



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