By: Hannah Lindstrom
The Cambodian Government’s Forestry Administration has recently teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in order to peer into the daily lives of the country’s Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus). Through the use of camera traps, the organizations caught an intimate glimpse of the regular, day-to-day behavior of these animals. These remote camera trap images were captured in Seima, which is a protected forest area inside Cambodia. The two groups collected the images during some recent biodiversity monitoring work, and the footage was taken by WCS’s Seima Management Advisor, David Morawska.
Asian elephants are considered Endangered by the IUCN Red List. The biggest threats to their survival include habitat loss and fragmentation, human-wildlife conflict, as well as poaching. Video.