No more protection for Wild boars, and hedgehogs

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Wild boars, monkeys, and hedgehogs (porcupines) have been removed from the National list of Animal Protection Act so far, Agriculture and Wildlife Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Wild boars, monkeys, and hedgehogs have been identified as  animal species that harm crops, and the agriculture committee
Will have the power to minimize harm to crops from these animals.

Elephants will not be considered an animal that harms crops.
Contrary to widely-held belief research has found that among wild animals elephants account for the least amount of crop damage in Sri Lanka. said the Minister

Citing findings of a research report on the damage caused by wildlife to food crops by the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI), Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said previously that about 40 percent of the food crops cultivated by farmers in Sri Lanka are harmed by wildlife.

No more protection for Wild boars, monkeys, and hedgehogs

Wild boars, monkeys, and hedgehogs (porcupines) have been removed from the National list of Animal Protection Act so far, Agriculture and Wildlife Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Wild boars, monkeys, and hedgehogs have been identified as  animal species that harm crops, and the agriculture committee
Will have the power to minimize harm to crops from these animals.

Elephants will not be considered an animal that harms crops.
Contrary to widely-held belief research has found that among wild animals elephants account for the least amount of crop damage in Sri Lanka. said the Minister

Citing findings of a research report on the damage caused by wildlife to food crops by the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI), Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said previously that about 40 percent of the food crops cultivated by farmers in Sri Lanka are harmed by wildlife.

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