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Calls for tougher ivory laws in Thailand

jeudi 30 décembre 2010

ABC Radio Australia

December 29, 2010

The International Wildlife Monitoring Network, TRAFFIC, says stronger laws are needed in Thailand to prevent the illegal trade of ivory.

On Saturday, police in Kenya arrested a Thai woman on Saturday for allegedly carrying 20 kilograms of illegal ivory at Nairobi airport. Authorities say she had been planning to fly to Bangkok. Her arrest came just a day after conservationists in the Thai province of Chiang Mai were calling on the government to put an end to the exploitation of elephants.

Speakers : Sangduen Chailert, founder of the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai Province ; Chris Shepherd, Deputy Regional Director for TRAFFIC Southeast Asia based in Kuala Lumpar.

Radio piece can be listened to at below link. It’s about 3-1/2 minutes in length, and requires the use of Windows Media Player. Article at the following link.

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