Bangladesh elephant habitats encroached

Forced out of their habitats by expanding human settlements, pachyderms are venturing into villages.



    The Garo hills are home to the world’s largest reserve of Asian elephants, but their habitat is now under threat, as people move further into the forest. 

    Poachers sell elephants tusks and genitals: they are worth more than $50,000 in the black market. Half of the elephant population has been killed, and the Asian elephant is now an endangered species.

    Villagers in parts of Bangladesh now say attacks by elephants in search of food are becoming more common.
     
    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the Garo Hills, Bangladesh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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