World Elephant Day 2021: Conflict, Conservation & Captivity

As of 2020, Sri Lanka was home to roughly 7,500 wild elephants. One of the island’s most popular attractions, the animals are unfortunately dying at record rates as a result of continuing encroachment, the worsening human-elephant conflict, and the illegal elephant trade.  

On World Elephant Day, Roar would like to share a selection of past stories that delve into the treatment and plight of elephants in Sri Lanka, highlighting the urgent need for the protection of one of the country’s most at-risk populations.

The Garbage-Eating Elephants Of Oluvil 

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Farmers’ Fast: The Walsapugala Wild Elephant Problem

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Kaavan The Elephant: Lonely No More

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A Closer Look At Sri Lanka’s Illegal Elephant Trade

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Elephants In Parades: Is It Illegal?

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Saving A Species: The Future Of The Human-Elephant Conflict

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Who Should Deal With The Human-Elephant Conflict?

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Photo credit: National Geographic

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