Myanmar Timber Elephant Project

What we do

We study the causes of variation in health, survival and reproduction using longitudinal demographic data recorded over the past century, combined with new physiological, physical and behavioural data collected from live individuals. We aim to provide new solutions to elephant management and healthcare in order to optimise the balance between working ability, survival and fertility, and to minimise calf deaths. This will lead to a self-sustaining working population, which will avoid the need to bolster the captive population with elephants captured from the endangered wild population.