28 May '17, 10am

Concern over worsening wild elephant behaviour after durian farm raided

“They ate all the durian I expected to sell on June 10,” Pratuang Numnoi, 69, said on Sunday. “Now, I won’t have money to clear my debt with the Bank for Agriculture and Cooperatives.” The elderly farmer added that wild elephants had also uprooted four of her durian trees. Tambon Huai Sat Yai Administrative Organisation chief executive Sunanta Pimtai inspected the damage at Pratuang’s orchard but said her organisation could not do much to help. “We have received complaints about damage caused by elephants almost every single day lately. But at this point we can only provide free firecrackers to local residents so that they can scare wild elephants away,” Sunanta said. She added that the next step for her organisation was to submit a report to the Prachuap Khiri Khan governor and ask for help for affected people. “We will follow up on our request for a budget to construct s...

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