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UPDATED: 08:43, September 06, 2005
Wild elephants attack oil palm plantation in Indonesia
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A herd of 50 wild elephants destroyed around 500 hectares of oil palm and rubber plantations in Muko-Muko district, Bengkulu province, Indonesia, over the past week.

The wild elephants attacked oil palm and rubber plantations at any time at night, Antara news agency quoted Maskur, a resident of Pondok Suguh village, as saying on Monday.

He said the wild elephants' attacks which had been escalating in the past week would destroy the huts of the local people on the plantations.

As the local people had difficulty driving away the wild elephants from the plantations, The Muko-Muko district administration is asking for assistance from the Provincial Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), said the report.

Source: Xinhua


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