"Human-elephant conflict has become a major issue in agricultural areas surrounding Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka. Farmers cultivating crops such as coconut, banana, and rice, which are very attractive to elephants, have settled immediately alongside of the Uda Walawe Park border. As a result, elephants frequently raid their crops resulting in economic losses for the farmers and sometimes the loss of human or elephant life. The Uda Walawe Elephant Research Project is researching methods to reduce human-elephant conflict in this region. The goal is to allow farmers to sustain their livelihoods while simultaneously protecting habitat for wild elephant populations."