Hunting

Tiger orphaned by poachers in Thailand.  rel=
One of two tigers orphaned by poachers. The trade in tigers and their body parts continues to thrive in Asia as the demand from China with its burgeoning economy and demand for exotic wildlife continues. Rehabilitation Centre, Petchaburi, Thailand.
© WWF-Canon / Adam OSWELL

A real and present danger for wildlife in the Dry Forests

Hunting is widely considered to be the greatest immediate threat to wildlife in the Dry Forests and throughout Cambodia.

People hunt primarily for local consumption, but also for internal Cambodian meat markets (mainly restaurants), and the international wildlife trade, largely to China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Subsistence hunting appears to be doing little damage in many parts of the country at the moment, but many hunters probably are hunting for a combination of all 3 reasons.

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