Endangered Sumatran elephants have been chained to trees and even poisoned by local villagers in central Riau in Indonesia. The elephants have raided crops at nearby villages and these elephant rampages have damaged homes and killed villagers. Continuous conflicts between the elephants and villagers over territory in the jungle have often been cited as the cause this violence in central Sumatra. And according to Nazir Foead, head of WWF Indonesia's Species Programm the direct result of uncontrolled destruction of their forest habitat. To read more about this issue:
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