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Our treasured tree hut in the elephant-human corridor in Weheragala caught fire last week, flames from a bushfire completely engulfed it. These fires are deliberately set by farmers before the rainy season.
Even though these fires result in some sort of habitat destruction, these fires also help to maintain favorable habitats for the elephants.
We have been using this tree hut for more than 15 years to collect different types of data in relation to elephant’s population, behavior and conflicts between villagers and elephants in the corridor.
It is time to build a new tree hut............. alas, I will surely miss our old hut and the fond memories made there over the years.