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The Number of Cases and Victims of Human-Elephant Conflict in Aceh
The conflict between humans and elephants has been ongoing for a while. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of Aceh, 55 (81 percent) out of the 68 elephant deaths that occurred throughout 2012-2017 were caused by conflict with humans. In addition to elephant deaths, the conflict also resulted in at least 11 human injuries and eight human death. The increasing number of elephant conflicts every year in Aceh resulted in the decline of elephant population from about 800 in 2003 to 500-535 by 2015. If this conflict continues, Acehnese elephants will extinct in the next 30-40 years.
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