Sri Lanka's elephant problem

The World

Deadly encounters between people and elephants are on the rise in Sri Lanka. On average, at least one elephant dies each day, while a human is killed every two days. Conservationists are seeking urgent action from the government because both casualty counts are the deadliest on record — and a stark reminder of the fatal consequences when humans cross paths with these majestic animals. Host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Ravi Corea, president of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, about the country’s growing elephant problem.

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