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Sri Lanka to go ahead with elephant count despite protests

Aug 10, 2011 9:17:17 AM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it would go ahead with its first-ever wild elephant census, with the help of the military and in spite of conservationist protests that it is a ploy to pluck the best ones for domesticated use in temples, tourism and labour.