For decades, scientists with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Conservation Ecology Center and partners have traveled to Myanmar to study Asian elephants, a species threatened by poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict. Only 30,000 to 50,000 remain in the wild, scattered throughout fragmented habitats across 13 countries in Asia.
In this three-part video series, follow scientists in the field as they track these wild elephants.
Part I: Tracking Elephants
Part II: Human-elephant Conflict
Part III: Elephant Poaching
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