Environment: Week's Watch

> Rwanda, a nation in east central Africa, has an area of only 10,000 sq. mi.—and seems to be too small for both elephants and men. Its population, now 4 million, has been increasing rapidly, creating a desperate demand for farm land. As starving tribesmen cultivated new forest acreage, less and less land was left for the local herds of elephants. Result: hungry pachyderms have been raiding the peasants' shambas, often devastating the small subsistence plots in the process —and further reducing the food supply. Rwanda's President, General Juvénal Habyalimana, therefore ordered that the elephant herds be "culled." To date, some...

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