The government will shut
down at least 20 illegal wildlife
markets, shops and restaurants
in Golden Triangle
region by 2020 with the cooperation
of the Wildlife conservation
groups, according to a
report in the Myawady Daily
Tigers, elephants, bears and pangolins are the most widely traded species in the Golden Triangle border region between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Moreover, rhinoceros, serow, helmeted hornbill, gaur, leopard, and turtles were also included in the list, according to a survey report which is jointly conducted by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network.
“Hundreds of wildlife species are endangered with extinction because of uncontrollable wildlife trade.
It happened not only in Greater Mekong but also across the world, said an official from WWF (Myanmar).
Those wildlife species are selling well in the illegal market because of tourists from China and Viet Nam who are travelling to Mongla, Tachileik in Myanmar and Boten and the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Laos, it is learnt.