DNP and local authorities tackle countermeasures against wildlife trafficking in Southern Thailand.

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On February 10, 2017, Officials of Hat Yai International Airport Wildlife Checkpoint and Songkhla Wildlife Checkpoint (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation: DNP) came together to work with officers from Protected Area Administration Regional Office 6 (Songkhla) in collecting blood samples of domesticated elephants for DNA identification at Mueang District, Songkhla Province, southern Thailand. The blood collection was done on 3 elephants. Afterward, officials exchanged information with the local Phatthalung Province government police officials to exercise vigilance for illegal wildlife trafficking, especially pangolins. The operation as a whole was undertaken to strengthen and ensure continued cooperation between units.

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