Sattahip officials rescue protected birds

Friday, 15 August 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 33 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Authorities rescued 18 protected birds recovered during drug raids in Sattahip.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination found 18 red-whiskered bulbuls, a protected species in Thailand, during the Aug. 4 operation.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination turn over 18 red-whiskered bulbuls to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On.District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination turn over 18 red-whiskered bulbuls to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On.

They were turned over to the Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Station in Khao Chi On for nurturing before being returned to the wild.

Phawat said the possession of the birds is prohibited under two different laws. Those found holding them can face fines and imprisonment.

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