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The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is a Hong Kong-based English-language newspaper founded in 1903. It is Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group.
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South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Thousands of logging elephants at risk after Myanmar bans timber exports to fight deforestation” – below is their description.
The fate of thousands of domesticated logging elephants hangs in the balance after Myanmar’s government issued an outright ban on timber exports in a bid to fight deforestation. For decades the elephants and their handlers, known as mahouts, have carried out what is considered to be sustainable logging in the forests. But industrial logging that uses heavy machinery has destroyed wildlife habitats as well as the elephants’ workplace and the ability of their mahouts to earn a living. Many mahouts are being left with no choice but to sell their elephants to tourism camps, temples or other places, raising concern about their welfare among animal advocacy groups.
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