Sri Lankan elephants

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 4:11pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/a192999a-fcda-45c9-aa1a-a8d34c186039/2021_0830_09.mp3

New rules are now in place in Sri Lanka to better treat and protect elephants. They’ll have their own identity cards and no elephant below the age of two will be put to work, among other rules. Elephants are sacred in Sri Lanka. And killing an elephant is punishable by death. It's part of a long effort to better protect Sri Lanka's elephants. Ravi Corea, head of the Sri Lankan Wildlife Conservation Society, has worked hard to improve conditions for elephants.