Thailand cracks down on wildlife trafficking

UN training Thai police and immigration officers to fight sophisticated smuggling ring in Southeast Asia.

    Delegates at a special convention in Bangkok are examining ways to protect wildlife through better policing.

    Forty years have passed since the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species was introduced, yet illegal trafficking and poaching is more rampant than ever.

    Now the UN is focusing on training police and immigration officials in countries that have become key transit hubs, to help prevent those responsible for trafficking wildlife from operating as freely as they do now.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Trat, Thailand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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