5282019 Green Hill Valley Elephant Project Kalaw Myanmar Myanmar was one of the last countries to outlaw elephant logging – and the ban is set to go into effect later this year. Work elephants have long been used to haul massive teak logs to riverbanks.
More than half of them belong to a single government logging agency the Myanmar Timber Enterprise.
Elephant logging myanmar. 852020 Rampant teak logging in Myanmar also called Burma is more than a century old. 1312014 In Myanmar there are an estimated 5000 elephants living in captivity. An elephant walks into the forest after a day of logging on January 28 2014 in Maing Hint Sal elephant logging camp Myanmar.
352019 All elephants employed in the Myanmar logging industry are branded as well. Our Wildlife Biologist Marija Minić has nailed it once again. Furthermore they are ridden regularly by mahouts.
Many thanks to Elephant Family for awarding partial funding to Elephant Care International to conduct a workshop Pathology Training for Elephant Veterinarians in Myanmar. Myanmar Ethical Elephant Tourism. Despite increasing mechanisation half of the Myanmar timber is extracted by using trained elephants particularly in the mountainous areas because access by vehicles is difficult and such selective logging is more sustainable.
In the Forest with Myanmars Logging Elephants January 15 2004 Our bamboo hut an elephant handler a scientist and 2 passersby From November 2002 to March 2003 my wife Donna and I resided in 3 logging camps in the country of Myanmar or Burma living with loving and studying elephants. 12182019 In recent years an alarming number of cases of lethal acute hemorrhagic disease have occurred in Asian elephant calves raised in logging camps in Myanmar. Tusker Swe Kyaw Htay was one of the.
Rural scene in Myanmar. These shelters are used as houses for workers storage for the equipment and accessories and also as an office. Green Hills Valley Elephant Camp is the best most ethical tourist elephant camp that our crew visited while in Myanmar last month.
10302013 There are approximately 5000 captive elephants in Myanmar with 2861 of them belonging to a single government logging agency the Myanma Timber Enterprise. To determine whether these deaths were associated with infection by elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus EEHV we conducted diagnostic PCR subtype DNA sequencing analysis on necropsy tissue samples. 1312016 A 2008 study calculated that Myanmars logging elephants which have a strict regimen of work and play live twice as long as elephants kept in European zoos a median age of 42 years compared.
3312014 An elephant pulls a teak log in a logging camp in Pinlebu township Sagaing northern Burma in this picture taken March 6 2014. 5192019 Logging elephants in Myanmar retire when theyre between 55 and 60 years old roughly the same age as people do since elephants and humans have similar lifespans. Please dont ride the elephants unless youre the mahout and riding bareback.
These are normally made of woods and bamboo found in the forest. 7162018 This magnificent tusker is just one of thousands of timber elephants used to log timber from Myanmars rugged mountains a practice thats more sustainable than using bulldozers. Elephants are not meant to be ridden as this can lead to spinal.
Please support ethical businesses. Elephants are chosen over machines to bring down trees because they do. Elephant trainer or Sinn Htain.
Myanmar has some 5000 wild elephants and has around 2800 registered working elephants in the timber industry belonging to a single government logging agency the Myanma Timber Enterprise MTE and perhaps another 4000 privately owned domesticated animalsIUCNs Species Survival Commissions Asian Elephant. Elephant Family awards partial funding for pathology workshop in Myanmar. 10212020 Wild capture was banned in 1994 but captives are still taken to join 4500 working elephants in logging camps.
As we called in Myanmar and the workers of the timber extraction company build temporary shelters at the logging site. But now this legacy is threatened by both the illegal wildlife trade and. 2192021 Thousands of logging elephants at risk after Myanmar bans timber exports to fight deforestation – YouTube.
Myanmar elephants transitioning from logging to tourism. Soe Zeya TunReuters By Charlie Campbell. Photograph by Steve McCurry Nat Geo.