Field in Focus is a video series that brings you into the field with Smithsonian scientists working to save species around the globe.
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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