Hungry monkeys raid farms in north India as forests shrink

By Ashutosh Sharma | Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:26 AM
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JAMMU, India (Thomas Reuters Foundation) - Panicked monkeys jump off an orange tree and disappear fast as angry children pelt them with stones and shout abuse. Crackers are let off in the distance, and more kids rush out to a nearby field, dotted with scarecrows, to stop wild animals destroying crops.

For a few years now, the small farmers of Pouni block, an area surrounded by green hills and mountains in ...

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