Since March 2024, four photos of field missions have been displayed on the walls of the French Embassy in Vientiane (Laos) to promote the work and activities of the IRD. Facing the Mahosot Hospital, hundreds of people appreciate the diversity of the Institute's work every day.

© IRD – Sabrina Locatelli

Shooting of a documentary on epizootics (animal epidemics) as part of IRD's work on animal self-medication. Elephant Conservation Center in the Sayaboury Province (Laos).

© IRD - Sabrina Locatelli

Interactions and proximity between domesticated elephants and their caregivers (also known as “mahouts”) as part of the ELAOS project (Emergence of Tuberculosis at the Human-Elephant Interface).

© IRD - Sabrina Locatelli

Malayan bear (Helarctos malayanus) in one of the reserves of the Free the Bears association, located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang (Laos), which houses bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. These animals will form part of a more extensive sampling as part of the ELAOS project.

© IRD - Sabrina Locatelli

LoRaSat training at the International Center for Environmental Research and Education (CIREN) in the Khamouane Province (Laos), with the support of the Francophone University Agency and Nam Teun 2 Power Company.