New roads have been built by drug lords and Chinese logging companies near Mvng La, part of an autonomous region in northern Myanmar (Burma). Trucks, seen here in July 1992 carrying unidentified goods, provide easy access into forests, thus fueling the illegal wildlife trade.
The roads reach previously inaccessible parts of the forest where more wildlife can be found and poached, experts say.
Myanmar (Burma)'s forests are rapidly shrinking, mostly due to China's growing demand for timber. If stronger measures aren't taken, they may continue to be destroyed as the wildlife trade increases, experts say.