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Skin poaching of Asian elephants, a crisis unfolding in Myanmar, could crush the species

Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic photos of elephant poaching. Ecologists in Myanmar spend hours and hours fighting through thick vines, forest and bamboo just to find a single Asian ... read more

Boom in Chinese demand for elephant skin fuels killing in Myanmar

It says the threat is currently greatest in Myanmar, but warns that the Asian elephant could become extinct in half the ... The growing appetite for Asian Elephants'. Unlike poaching for ivory, the ... read more

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A new lust for elephant skin jewelry could decimate Myanmar’s giants

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