Published: Aug 29, 2019
Following the news that Thailand has been dropped from the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) list of countries affected by ivory trafficking, Thai police on Thursday boasted of their success in suppressing the illegal ivory trade, resulting in the seizure of a total of 9,9 tonnes in tusks worth more than Bt990 million in 44 cases since 2014.
Published: Jul 18, 2019
The Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province has declared the Wang Kha area on the banks of Phetchaburi River as a protected zone for the near-extinct freshwater Siamese crocodile. The zone has been designated as a protected habitat and egg-laying ground for the species and will be monitored by patrols.
Published: Jun 23, 2019
THE REGION needs a clear action plan to tackle wildlife trafficking, experts stressed this past weekend as the leaders of Asean nations meeting in Bangkok endorsed the “Chiang Mai Statement of Asean Ministers Responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement”.
Published: May 09, 2019
ELEPHANTS and elephant-related products can again be exported from Thailand under a new regulation from the Commerce Ministry, which may provoke controversy and debate over whether it violates the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Published: Sep 15, 2018
Most of the endangered wild animals said to be increasingly sold on Facebook are foreign species, and not native species protected under the wildlife protection law, the National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department has said in response to a report that criticises Thailand’s protection of wildlife.
Published: Sep 12, 2017
The Foreign Ministry has warned Thais travelling to Netherlands not to carry a traditional Chinese medicinal powder with them as it has ingredients banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).