"The Illegal Trafficking of Wildlife and Ivory" forum at Wat Wang Tahkian

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On July 5 2016, Mae Sot Wildlife Checkpoint officials hosted a discussion forum with the local populations on “The Illegal trafficking of wildlife and ivory, including ivory products and orchids” at Wat Wang Tahkian in Tak province. The forum was organized with the combined efforts of military officials of the 4th Task Force Regiment, the secretary of Mae Sot District, the director of the Ban Wang Tahkian Community Hospital, the chief of Ban Wang Tahkian village no. 4, and the abbot of Wat Wang Tahkian as way to encourage cooperation between organizations and solidarity among agencies in the region in combatting against illegal ivory trafficking by informing the popluations  and raising public awareness to reduce and desist in the consumption of wildlife and trading ivory illegally.
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