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Sri Lanka to count Elephants next Thursday

Aug 7, 2011 10:25:44 PM - news.lk

yalaSri Lanka will conduct a large scale elephant census  from August 11 in the island's forests to help protect the endangered species against the loss of its habitat.

Previous head counts by the Wildlife Department were confined only to certain regions and in 1993, one such census found 1,967 elephants but it excluded the island’s north and east where a civil war was raging at the time.