Poachers kill elephant in Cambodia wildlife sanctuary

Phnom Penh – An elephant has been found dead with its tusks and tail sliced off in a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where wild elephant numbers have dwindled to just a few hundred due to poaching and deforestation.

The Southeast Asian nation has emerged in recent years as a key transit hub for the multi-billion dollar illicit wildlife trade, with demand for products made from tusks, pangolin scales and rhino horns high in China and neighbouring Vietnam.

In full: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/poachers-kill-elephant-in-cambodia-wildlife-sanctuary-11287130

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