While hunting is a historic practice in Southeast Asia, rising commercial pressure and cheaper poaching methods are emptying forests faster than they can replenish, hurting human and forest health.
Online trade of wild langurs and monkeys has drastically increased in the absence of rule of law.
More than 23,000 suspects have been arrested since 2015 on suspicion of engaging in illegal logging and poaching wild animals, costing the state an estimated 100 billion baht in losses.
Trafficking of wild animals continues to haunt Myanmar despite attempts to curb the crimes Experts warn the trend could damage animal populations if it goes unchecked.
UNEP executive director speaks about energy access in China and India, and efforts to ban the global illegal animal trade.