Minister visits area affected by wild elephants

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Kanchanaburi – Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa visited Salak Phra wildlife sanctuary in the district of Kanchanaburi province over the weekend and met with local villagers who have been affected by wild elephants eating their farm crops.

Warawut talked with the villagers for nearly an hour, accepted their complaints and listened to their demands that the minister provide a budget for the creation of food and water sources for the wild elephants in the inner part of the wildlife sanctuary. The existing electric fences also need upgrading as they cannot keep the elephants from encroaching upon the farmland.

Warawut also met with high-ranking government officials at the operation center of Salak Phra wildlife sanctuary for about two hours.