Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy in 2016 but still has brokers - and eligible young women - skirting the ban for a price.
With the help of Elephant Action League (EAL), Royal Thai authorities managed to arrest wildlife traffickers from the Bach Family Syndicate in Thailand.
The top ten countries and territories involved in the most trafficking incidents, seven were in Asia, namely China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, Lao PDR, and Indonesia. The remaining three were the US, Nigeria, and Germany.
Like every other threatened animal in the region, habitat loss due to forest conversion for urbanisation development is the biggest factor pushing the Sumatran rhino towards extinction.