Some 331 species are endangered in Myanmar

More than 5,000 species are endangered in Asia, around 800 in the Greater Mekong region alone. Plants and wildlife are used to produce traditional medicines, clothes and accessories. Hunting and poaching are practiced in about 70 pe cent of sanctuaries. In Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions, the illegal trade in wildlife is worth about US$ 19.2 billion a year.

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