THE LAST ELEPHANTS OF MYANMAR

Exhibition From February 18 to March 4 | Maha Bandoola Park

Opening | 18 February 2019

THE LAST ELEPHANTS OF MYANMAR

by Ko Myo | Curated by Minzayar Oo

Humanity has wiped out an astonishing 60% of global wildlife since 1970 due to pollution, deforestation, and other manmade factors. The annihilation of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles is now an emergency that threatens civilization.

Myanmar is still home to one of the largest populations of wild Asian elephants in Southeast Asia, but specialists are warning that they could be wiped out within ten years because of poaching, human/elephant conflicts, and illegal trade along the border with China. Since 2015, Burmese photographer Ko Myo has made repeated journeys into remote jungles across the country to document Myanmar’s battle to save its elephants.