The meeting I attended last week in Kasane, Botswana, was focused on coordinating efforts across the KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area to count this special elephant population. Because so many elephants live in the region and conservation efforts are carefully organized, the teams wanted to ensure there are no barriers to their passage between countries. Delegates from each of the five countries in the region -- Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe -- attended. There are more than a dozen national parks in the region. The group posed for a photo at the end of a successful workshop.