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Sri Lanka's New Flashpoint for Human-Elephant Conflict

Author: Mara Hvistendahl, Science Insider, Published on: 22 August 2011

Dole Food Company and a local partner, Letsgrow, recently established the plantation on 2200 acres of scrubland near Kandakadu, a town on the edge of Somawathiya National Park in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged North Central Province...[C]onservationists...claim that neither Dole nor Letsgrow carried out a required environmental impact assessment...Marty Ordman, a spokesperson for Dole, says that the Kandakadu farm is in compliance with company environmental standards.

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