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Field in Focus, Flying Foxes
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
Mapping the flight path of Indian flying foxes in Myanmar will help scientists learn more about where these megabats travel, and where they encounter humans and domestic animals. For the first time, scientists are tracking them with light-weight GPS trackers. The trackers will provide a window into the bats' movem...
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
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Field in Focus, Hiwaga National Park
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presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
The first step to eventually predicting the next pandemic is studying infectious diseases in places where humans and animals frequently come into contact. About 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases begin in wildlife. Their research to help prevent the next pandemic has led wildlife veterinarians with the Smi...
presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
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Field in Focus, Kawgun Cave
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (District of Columbia: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
Kawgun Cave in Myanmar is a research site for wildlife veterinarians with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Global Health Program. It is also a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Wildlife veterinarians studying emerging infectious diseases that can be spread across species are focusing on a troop of macaques liv...
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (District of Columbia: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
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Field in Focus, Linno Cave
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presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
Bats are important pollinators, but they can also carry infectious diseases. Wildlife veterinarians with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Global Health Program are trying to help humans and bats live together more safely. Linno Cave in Myanmar is home to more than 500,000 bats. Their guano is harvested...
presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
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Field in Focus, Elephants in Myanmar - Elephant Poaching
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press), 4 mins
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists are tracking Asian elephants in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region using GPS collars. Though they set out to understand how elephants use the land, their research has also revealed a troubling rise in poaching. Unlike African elephants, Asian elephants are poached for...
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press), 4 mins
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Field in Focus, Elephants in Myanmar - Tracking Elephants
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 5 mins
Follow our scientists as they track endangered elephants in Myanmar with GPS collars. They have collared about 35 elephants during the past 17 years. The more they learn about how Asian elephants travel and move through the landscape, the better they can protect them.
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 5 mins
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Field in Focus, Predicting Pandemics
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presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 2 mins
Animal health and human health are connected. Seventy-five percent of emerging infectious diseases begin in wildlife species and jump to humans. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute veterinarians with the Global Health Program are studying infectious disease in different species to help prevent and predict p...
presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 2 mins
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