Save our species (SOS)

Save our species (SOS) Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
Photo: RFA

Laos and Cambodia are struggling to curb the poaching and trafficking of endangered wildlife from purportedly protected forests. Threatened species such as pangolins, tigers, elephants, rhinos and bears are sold domestically and trafficked internationally to neighbors China, Thailand and Vietnam. The animals are used in traditional Chinese medicine, sold as pets or as decorations, and eaten in restaurants.


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