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Palm oil plantations allegedly poison seven Critically Endangered elephants in Sumatra

One person killed, two injured in elephant attacks in Indonesia this year (02/12/2014) It was near dawn on Jan. 4 when a critically endangered Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus ) destroyed a small shack near a plantation in Indonesia’s Aceh province, killing a local farmer from West Aceh district and injuring his 13-year-old son. Yusmani, 59, was trampled to death while his son, Reverendi, escaped with a broken leg. Bornean elephant meets palm oil: saving the world's smallest pachyderm in a fractured landscape (10/01/2013) In the Malaysian state of Sabah, where most conservation students are still foreigners—either European or American—Nurzahafarina Othman stands out: not only is she Malaysian, a Muslim, and a mother of a young daughter, but she's rapidly becoming a top researcher and champion for the world's smallest elephant: the Bornean elephant (Elephas max...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0228-hance-sumatran-elephan...

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