''Ghost Chili'' Scares Off Elephants

''Ghost Chili'' Scares Off Elephants
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Trained elephants chase wild elephants at Tarajuli tea estate 153 miles (245 kilometers) east of Guwahati in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on November 30, 2005.

Conservationists say wild elephants attacks have increased as more human settlements encroach on the animal's habitat.

Satellite imagery by India's National Remote Sensing Agency shows that nearly 691,880 acres (279,994 hectares) of forest land in Assam have been cleared between 1996 and 2000.

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