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Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan

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Jumat, 15 Jul 2022 20:06 WIB

Malawi - Malawi melakukan proyek besar-besaran untuk memindahkan 250 ekor gajah imbas kelebihan populasi. Gajah-gajah itu dibius lalu dinaikkan ke truk untuk dipindahkan

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, Sunday, July 10 2022. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Seekor gajah diangkat ke dalam kendaraan pengangkut di Taman Nasional Liwonde Malawi selatan, Minggu (10/7/2022). Malawi sedang melakukan proyek besar-besaran untuk memindahkan 250 ekor gajah di negara itu.   

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, Sunday, July 10 2022. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Gajah-gajah di Taman Nasional Liwonde dinaikkan ke truk dan dibawa ke Taman Nasional Kasungu yang jauh lebih besar.  

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, Sunday, July 10 2022. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Langkah ini dimaksudkan untuk mengatasi kelebihan populasi gajah di Liwonde. Kelebihan stok gajah di kawasan ini berdampak negatif pada ekosistem dan menimbulkan konflik antara hewan dan manusia.  

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, Sunday, July 10 2022. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Karena ada banyak gajah, maka hewan-hewan terpaksa meninggalkan taman nasional dan berkeliaran sampai ke lahan pertanian di sekitarnya, memakan tanaman petani.

An elephant is hoisted into a transport vehicle at the Liwonde National Park southern Malawi, Sunday, July 10 2022. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park 380 kilometers (236 miles) away in the country's north. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)

Pihak berwenang berharap dapat merelokasi sedikitnya 250 ekor gajah hingga akhir bulan ini. Ini merupakan pemindahan kedua dalam tiga tahun. Sebelumnya pada tahun 2019, 300 ekor gajah dipindahkan ke Nkhotakota Game Reserve.  

Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan
Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan
Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan
Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan
Begini Cara Relokasi Gajah di Malawi Saat Jumlahnya Kebanyakan

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