Last November, investigators from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) compiled a list of the top 10 endangered animals traded in the Golden Triangle - the area bound by Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. This area, once the world's largest opium-producing region, is also notorious for the thriving illegal wildlife trade. The Sunday Times compiles research by various environmental groups on these commonly traded animal parts.
Almost every part of the tiger, from its skin to its meat and body parts, have been found on sale as decoration , medicine or wine in the Golden Triangle.
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