October 7-16, 2020 at Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Over decades, tigers had disappeared from 11 countries it once inhabited and three unique sub-species from Bali, Java, and Central Asia had been lost forever. Globally, the tiger is still declining. But, not everywhere, writes Executive Director for the Big Cats Program at WCS, Dr. Like Hunter.
Participants observe SMART patrolling at Huai Kha Khaeng before attending the conference on World Ranger Day held at Khao Yai National Park on July 31. Photo credit: Kwanchai Waitanyakarn/ WCS Thailand
A tiger rescued from the illegal wildlife trade is relocated to the breeding centre in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Too old to return to the forest, it must spend its entire life there.
Thailand has taken another big step to protect its big cats, inaugurating a sprawling tiger conservation center in its western forest complex last week and training rangers to track the estimated 120 endangered tigers and their prey that live there as well as the poachers who remain a threat to their survival.
Thailand is a model country in using SMART Patrol Technique for protected area management in ASEAN region
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