Bear Bile, Tiger Parts Sold in Myanmar Markets

Myanmar's Booming Illegal Wildlife Trade
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Common to Asia, a wild Sambar deer is butchered for sale at Central Market in Mvng La, in northern Myanmar (Burma), in this picture taken in April 2006.

Here market-goers can find everything from bear paws to tiger parts—evidence of a booming wildlife trade. However, recent crackdowns by the government may slow the illegal business, experts say.

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