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Rare wildlife trade prospering in Myanmar's Wa region

Despite the best efforts of global laws and treaties to restrict wildlife trafficking - some places remain oblivious to international pressure.

One of those places is an autonomous region called Wa State in eastern Myanmar (Burma).

Until recently it was almost entirely closed to the outside world, but our correspondent Jonah Fisher managed to get permission to visit.

After slipping their minders in Panghshan our team shot exclusive footage of rare animal parts being openly sold.

Nick Cox from the World Wildlife Fund had a look at them.

  • 17 Nov 2016