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Sri Lanka battles to halt elephants keen plastic trash

Science and Nature
Sri Lanka's government stated Monday that it changed into as soon as building trenches and erecting electrical fences to halt elephants keen plastic trash at birth rubbish dumps. Plastic in Sri Lankan landfills is a vital killer of elephants, with autopsies exhibiting enormous quantities of it within the stomachs of animals who died in agony after rummaging at dumps. The Department of Natural world Conservation stated the series of birth tips had been decrease to 15 from 54 since 2017, but that the peril persisted at 9 sites. "Initial work has already begun at two dumps within the Ampara district and we hope to total the work by early next year," the division stated. A source educated AFP that the slanting trenches will likely be six toes (1.8 metres) deep. Sri Lanka's elephant...