Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here" In Thailand

From Freeland Foundation

Focusing on airports and border checkpoints, the "Wildlife Trafficking Stops Here" is designed to alert the public and officials to the illegality of trafficking endangered species and encouraging them to report this crime. It was initially featured on more than 450 checkin-screens at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, and continues to be featured on video screens in the baggage reclaim area.

 The campaign has also been expanded to 7 languages and is now featured at all 48 customs check-points around Thailand. It was adapted and launched in Lao PDR during the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, and is now being expanded to other countries.

Funded by USAID, the campaign was supported by a partnership of the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN), Airport of Thailand Public Co., Ltd. (AOT), Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) of the Royal Thai Police, Royal Thai Customs, and the U.S. Embassy Bangkok.

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