Human Elephant Conflict – Eruwewa

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Jaya, Dr FernandoI travelled to Eruwewa village in North Central Province this October with Dr Fernando Prithiviraj, Sri Lanka’s foremost elephant conservationist.

We were there for the opening of an electric fence around the village, which has grown up on the transit point for elephants in the surrounding area.

Dr Fernando provided the materials for the fence, which the villagers will maintain themselves.

I then gave a talk on human elephant conflict to help the villagers co-exist with the local elephant population.

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