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Thai ‘hijacking’ elephants get GPS collar trackers

PHOTO: WWF A new project has been launched in the restricted forest areas of eastern Thailand where wildlife officials are putting tracking collars on elephants to help mitigate potential conflict with farmers and local villagers. The first three collars were placed on three elephants in Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary. The collars were imported from South Africa with aid from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) along with an array of researchers linked to the Institute of Science and Conservation. The elephants’ movements will be studied in an effort to prevent conflict with human populations, with focus on areas designated for development and agriculture. The three tagged elephants live in a designated ‘red’ area east of Bangkok, indicating the high rate of human-elephant conflict. The area is notorious for pillaging elephants who have been known to surround and ‘hijack’ trucks which carry pineapples and their favorite fruits. The... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Thai ‘hijacking’ elephants get GPS collar trackers, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Phuket Gazette'. Thank you Thai ‘hijacking’ elephants get GPS collar trackers

 

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