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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Pygmy Elephants Threatened by Logging, Oil Palm Plantations

Pygmy Elephants Threatened by Logging, Oil Palm Plantations

Date : 23rd August 2007, Source : ENN



Encroaching plantations and rampant logging are threatening populations of the pygmy elephant, a species unique to the dense tropical forests of Malaysian Borneo. Fewer than 1,500 of the elephants remain in the region, where clearcutting of forests for oil palm plantations and expanding human settlements is shrinking the animalís traditional feeding and breeding grounds.

http://www.enn.com/animals/article/22213





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