Environment Min holds activities to promote wildlife conservation

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BANGKOK, 27 December 2013  – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is organizing activities at Future Park in suburban Rangsit area to promote wildlife conservation.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Vichet Kasemthongsri launched a campaign under the concept of “Stop consuming, Stop hunting, and Stop smuggling”. The aim of the event is to preserve wildlife such as elephants, tigers, snakes, tortoises, and armadillos, whose lives have been threatened by the presence of human beings.

Activities included in this event are a campaign to protect wildlife, an exhibition depicting Their Majesties the King’s and Queen’s roles in protecting the wildlife, and animal shows, as well as entertainment programs.

Meanwhile, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) revealed that 642 cases of wildlife smuggling had been reported so far this year as Thailand was on the international community’s watch list for wildlife trade.

The event is taking place at Future Park Rangsit until this Sunday.