Horowopothana Elephant Transit Home: Where fate comes in the form of starvation or death

The human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka has gathered momentum in proportions not seen earlier and available reports indicate that out of a population of 6000 Wild Elephants-recorded between 2014 until March 2021- Sri Lanka has lost 2087 Elephants and nearly 550 human lives.The most number of loses in Elephants and human lives was reported in 2019 and the figures read as 415 elephants and 115 humans. The number of elephants getting killed and the number of human lives lost is ever increasing with the conflict becoming tense. Environmentalists cite the reason for this situation the clearance of forest land where the wild elephants habitats exist.

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