Photo: Wildlife Trade Booming in Burmese Casino Town



A large male tiger skin is offered for sale in a private backroom in Möng La, a casino town near the border of Myanmar (Burma) and China, in this photograph taken in summer 2005.

Though recent crackdowns by Southeast Asian governments have thwarted some of the lucrative illegal wildlife trade, experts say, in this region many animal parts are still sold openly.

Photograph courtesy Karl Ammann


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