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Human-elephant conflict could lead to the extinction of elephants in Bangladesh

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Asian Elephant in Inani, Cox’s Bazar. Image via Wikipedia by Syedabbas321. CC BY-SA 4.0. Asian wild elephants have roamed Bangladesh for over a thousand years but their numbers are dwindling due to a growing human-elephant conflict in the country. Around three dozen resident and migrant elephants were killed in different parts of Bangladesh since January 2020, seven were killed in November 2021 alone. Environmental Journalist Rafiqul Montu tweeted: Seven elephants have died in Bangladesh in the last two weeks. Wildlife experts say that if the death of elephants continues like this, this endang…

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