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dsc_3686-sm2Yangon, Myanmar

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wasdA young ethnic Wa Buddhist monk looks out the window of a large wooden temple constructed on stilts over a dusty, earthen square in the center of a small, rural village outside Pangkham, the capital of the Wa Self-Administered Division (Special Region 2 / Wa State).

dsc02916-y-sm1A young girl selling cucumbers roadside on the main thoroughfare outside Pangkham. Poverty is severe in the Wa Self-Administered Division (Wa State) with children often receiving no education at all. Families further suffer from a lack of food security and have little or no access to credit or income.

http://www.terrain.org/2016/nonfiction/wildlife-trafficking-in-mongla

A clouded leopard, a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List, is slaughtered for parts at the Mongla market.

A clouded leopard, a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List, is slaughtered for parts at the Mongla market.