Elephant poaching soars as Sumatran forests turn into plantations

There has been a spike in elephant deaths in Sumatra this year, and conversion of rainforest to plantations is one of the main causes, according to the Indonesian Elephant Conservation Forum, or FKGI.
 

Last updated on 18 August 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Indonesia
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Agriculture and hunting
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals