Seized Wildlife Trapped

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The death of an elephant taken in a raid on a private elephant park in Kanchanaburi province in April last year highlights the strain on state agencies charged with taking custody of seized wildlife. The female elephant and 18 others were taken after park owners failed to provide proper identification documents and turned over to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang province to await legal proceedings.

Read more from Tunya Sukpanich in Spectrum.

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