New Jersey Herald: WWF seeks forest protection for pygmy elephants


Ten Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under suspect circumstances.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - More than a dozen pygmy elephants found dead and possibly poisoned in Malaysian forests were in reserves slated to be converted into plantations, the wildlife group WWF said Thursday, raising the prospect that they were deliberately killed by humans taking over their habitat.

Authorities found the carcass of another endangered Borneo pygmy elephant, believed to have been dead for two weeks, in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve late Wednesday, marking the 14th such death since December.

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