Wild Asian elephants living in the forests in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong Hill Tracts are on the verge of extinction, experts have said. Hence, destroying and limiting elephants’ living places and movement routes. Also, they mentioned that from 2017 to 2018, elephants killed at least 12 Rohingya as a result of the limited moving routes available to them. The killing of Asian elephants in Bangladesh has seen an increase in recent years as well. According to a study by the Forest Department and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are 268 Asian elephants living in the country’s forests.
Source: Dhaka Tribune August 12, 2022 06:08 UTC