31 Mar '17, 12pm

New study finds rhino horn openly for sale in notorious Myanmar wildlife markets

New study finds rhino horn openly for sale in notorious Myanmar wildlife markets

New study finds rhino horn openly for sale in notorious Myanmar wildlife markets Various illegal wildlife products, including Rhino horn, openly for sale in Mong La Market © Tom Svensson Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30th March 2017— Researchers from TRAFFIC, WWF and Oxford Brookes University have found evidence that rhinoceros horns are being openly offered for sale in Mong La, the notorious wildlife market situated in Myanmar on the border with China. Surveys of Mong La’s markets in 2014 found a single rhino horn. In 2015, a second rhino horn, a single horn tip, small discs from the core of a horn, horn powder and horn bangles were observed, all openly for sale in high-end shops. The whole horns and horn tip were all believed to be from African White Rhinoceroses. The shops selling horn also stocked a range of other protected wildlife, including whole elephant tusks, carved el...

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