• Season: Season 2022
  • Category: Photojournalism
  • Description: In Pallakkadu village in Ampara district, the open dump is their last resort for food. There are 54 dumpsites in the country's wildlife areas, and about 300 elephants roam around them. Rubbish collected from nine neighbouring villages is dumped there but not recycled. In 2014, the electric fence protecting the site was struck by lightning and the authorities never repaired it, allowing elephants to enter and roam the dump.
  • Location: Pallakkadu Ampara district, Sri Lanka
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