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Rohingya refugee 'Tusk Force' created to stop deaths from deadly elephants

Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Long before hundreds of thousands of the heavily-persecuted Rohingya minority were forced to flee their homes in Burma – also known as Myanmar – and into neighboring Bangladesh, their campgrounds served as a passageway for elephants to migrate eastwards. The elephants – who are known to have genetic memories – are still purporting to make the once-a-year-journey, but given the sudden population swell its proving deadly for the refugees whose tents have been pitched on the path.

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