Tags : Animal


3 Suspects Arrested in Bangkok for Smuggling Protected Birds

Environmental crime busters seized birds that were on the protected species list, while they were being transported to Bangkok where they were going to be sold to foreign tourists wishing to merit making by freeing them. The Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division arrested three suspects; namely Chumrus Saengsaes, Daeng Phumna, Ratch Phanwong and […]Read More


Thai Wildlife Group Raided for Criticizing Elephant Poaching

A wildlife rescue foundation in Thailand says it is being harassed by the government for speaking out about alleged official involvement in elephant poaching. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Phetchaburi province, where parks department officers have been raiding the group’s compound. Thailand’s Department of National Parks last week began taking animals from the Wildlife Friends […]Read More


Three arrested in Phetchaburi for illegally possessing elephant meat, ivory

Three people have been arrested for purchasing elephant meat and ivory from poachers who allegedly hunted the pachyderms in Phetchaburi province’s Kaeng Krachan national park. Police arrested Manoon Ruengworraset, his son Withoon, and Panya Samranphis for possessing carcasses of protected animals without permission, after a raid at their homes turned up several organs of elephants, […]Read More


Over 100 pangolins seized in Trang

TRANG, Feb 21 – The Thai authorities on Tuesday seized 111 endangered pangolins in a crackdown on a wildlife smuggling syndicate and arrested two suspects in Thailand’s southern province of Trang. The 111 confiscated scaly ant-eaters, contained in 36 nets, were valued at about Bt1.25 million (about US$42,000), said Pol Col Thammanoon Traitippong, deputy commander […]Read More


Two held in killing of wild elephant in Phetchaburi: ivory

Phetchaburi police have asked the provincial court for permission to detain without bail two suspects accused of killing an elephant in Kaeng Krachan National Park while they search for the person who hired them and the intended buyer of the elephant’s ivory and other parts. After a 9am press conference at police headquarters, suspected wild-elephant […]Read More


Thai officials raid wildlife sanctuary NGO

Officials from Thailand’s National Park, Wildlife and Plants Conservation Division have raided a wildlife sanctuary and seized rescued animals. The raid is part of an ongoing series of actions that seems to be targeting NGO’s – especially those who are campaigning against poaching and corruption. One of the main targets for this action is Wildlife […]Read More


Thailand teams up with INTERPOL to solve environmental crimes

BANGKOK, 14 February 2012 (NNT) – The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Meeting is currently taking place in Thailand, with representatives from 66 countries worldwide participating in the conference. Deputy Prime Minister Pol. Capt. Chalerm Yubumrung presided over the opening ceremony of the 23rd Meeting of the INTERPOL Wildlife Working Group and the 17th Meeting of the […]Read More


Thai police undercover wildlife slaughterhouse

Bangkok police discovered a slaughterhouse that specialized in butchering and stuffing tigers, zebras, elephants, crocodiles and wild buffalo, an anti-trafficking group said Monday. Police raided the site in the capital’s Yannawa district Saturday and interrupted four men in the process of chopping up a 400-kilogram male tiger, FREELAND director Steven Galster said. Read more: The […]Read More