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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 ele... read more

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

There’s a new crisis unfolding in the nation of Myanmar. It’s the poaching of Asian elephants. As “NewsHour” producer Nsikan Akpan reports, this fragile species ... So, at its current rate, skin poach... read more


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