Bengkulu Elephant Under Siege


Bengkulu Elephant Under Siege
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The forests of Sumatera have been the natural habitat of elephants, spread from Aceh in the north to Lampung in the South. But today, the lustrous human activities such as land clearing for big scale plantations, settlements, and agricultural, the elephant’s habitat has vanished.

Only few people know that in Bengkulu Province, we can still meet groups of wild elephant. They spread in the forests area of Seblat, Air Ipuh, Air Dikit, and Air Berau. Like in other places, the populations of hill elephants in Bengkulu are also threatened. There are only 120-14 elephants, half of them are in the Seblat forest area.

Seblat, located in North Bengkulu, is on the border of Kerinci Seblat National Park. The forest is rich with flora and fauna.
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