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“Africa’s iconic elephants have ranges in three dozen countries on the continent, yet in some of these nations their habitats are fast shrinking owing to encrouchment and other threats.
One such country is Ethiopia where tens of thousands of illegal settlements are posing a threat to jumbos living within a wildlife sanctuary, according to researchers at the University of Oxford and the Born Free Foundation.
Using satellite data, the scientists have found that the number of illegally constructed houses within the Babile Elephant Sanctuary in eastern Ethiopia grew from 18,000 units in 2006 to more than 50,000 by 2017. Of especial concern is that around 32,000 houses were found to be located in the area where elephants forage for food, increasing the likelihood of human-elephant conflicts.”
Ethiopia’s elephants are being squeezed out of their protected habitat | Journal of African Elephants
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