EARTH A New Wild

Human and Elephant Conflict in Sumatra

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 50s

In Sumatra, elephant populations are rapidly decreasing. Their decline is primarily a result of deforestation, leaving only 29% of the island still habitable for elephants, leaving them in isolated patches close to humans. The relationship is tense and all — out war between human and elephant is becoming a regular occurrence, often ending in the loss of lives to both.

Aired: 02/04/15

Rating: NR

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