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Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/demand-elephant-products-drives-dramatic-rise-poaching-myanmar ~ This June, 2017 article from the U.K. Guardian explains the impact that traditional medicine is having in demand for elephant parts, leading to increased poaching within Myanmar. Inevitably much of the elephant trade is taken across the border to China, where the elephant trade continues to flourish.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3805873/The-scourge-skin-poachers-Hideous-sight-butchered-elephant-exposes-sick-trade-animals-hides-feed-soaring-demand-China.html ~ This article from the U.K. Daily Mail presents images of slaughtered Asian elephants in Myanmar (Burma) obtained during an undercover operation conducted by the U.K. conservation organization, Elephant Family. A thriving Chinese trade in elephant skin trinkets causes the death of Asian elephants. Hides and ivory are openly sold across the border in China's Elephant Valley tourism development. (In February, 2012 I was on special assignment in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province with my highest “top leader”. He and his wife took me to Elephant Valley where I observed the illegal elephant trinkets on sale and saw the ‘elephant show’. Xishuangbanna is wedged between Myanmar and Laos.)