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Wild Elephant Management Reserve Gazette soon

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday (Feb. 23) granted their consent for the combined resolution to publish the government gazette for the proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota.The combined resolution was tabled by the Minister of Irrigation and the Minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation.Due to the accelerated development projects undergoing within the district of Hambantota, the habitats and wildlife corridors of wild elephants and other wildlife are being severely affected.Accordingly, a land in extent of 23,746.55 hectares belong to the Department of Forest Conservation and Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka has been identified for the proposed reserve.The Cabinet of Ministers granted their consent

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