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Indian elephant expert critical of conservation methods in Sri Lanka

Ajay Desai (right) fixes a radio collar to a wild elephant in India as it recovers from a tranquilizer drug
Ajay Desai (right) fixes a radio collar to a wild elephant in India as it recovers from a tranquilizer drug


2013-10-25 - Colombo, Sri Lanka , Malaka Rodrigo

Considering all these failed options Mr. Desai said there was a fourth option—the difficult choice of culling these elephants in ‘troubled’ spots. He said this method was cost effective and would even have conservation gains such as using funds to conserve other viable elephant populations. It would also bring a quick end to these elephants instead of a slow lingering death which is what actually awaits them or a life time in captivity and death in the end.



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