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South-east Asia wildlife in poachers’ crosshairs

South-east Asia is a hotspot for the illegal wildlife trade, where exotic animals and their parts are sold freely in markets. Beyond items such as ivory or rhino horn from Africa, many animals found in the region are also being poached to extinction. The Straits Times shines the spotlight on three other animals from South-east Asia that are threatened by the trade. Some of them, such as the pangolin, can even be found in Singapore.

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