The elephants of South Sumatra | Earth Day 2019 - Protecting our species

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Elephants have always played a role in the history and culture of Sumatra, reaching as far back as the famed Kingdom of Srivijaya. Today, thanks to long-running human-animal conflict, the elephant population has diminished and the remaining wild herds are hemmed in by plantations and residential areas. But recent conservation and restoration efforts in South Sumatra are helping these gentle giants - and the surrounding communities.


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