野生動物檢查站

 
 
Don Mueang Airport Wildlife checkpoint
Import and Export of Specimens Listed under CITES and Thai Legislations Require Permits
 

Situation of wildlife trafficking in Thailand :

At present, Thailand still has problems of illegal wildlife trafficking by poaching from natural areas such as wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, as well as, international wildlife trafficking.


Causes of problems :

  1. Demands on wildlife meat consumption.
  2. Demands on ornament or souvenir market.
  3. Horrific popularity on rearing exotic animals or wildlife.
  4. Using wildlife parts and derivatives as components in traditional medicines and herbal tonic.
  5. Demands on endangered wildlife for zoo and exhibition.
 
 

Recommendations :

  1. Purchase of any wildlife specimen, including its parts and products, needs document (s) to prove legal acquisition.
  2. Export and import of wildlife specimen(s) require permit(s) that the specimen is legally acquired, and that import and export are not detrimental to the survival of the species.

Warning :

Possession, hunting, trading, breeding, import and export of wildlife need permit from officers. Any of the offenders shall be punished under the Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act B.E.2535 (1992) with imprisonment not exceeding four years or fined not exceeding forty thousand Baht, or both.


Punishment :
In Thailand, illegal import and export of wildlife and its parts and derivatives are prohibited and can result in :

  1. Imprisonment not exceeding 4 years or a fine up to 40,000 baht or both (Wild Animal Reservation and protection Act 1992)
  2. Imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine equivalent to four times the amount of the price of the goods including duty or both. (the Customs Act 1926)
  

Contact:
Division of Wild Fauna and Flora Protection
Department of National Parks, wildlife and plant conservation
Tel/Fax : 0 2561 4838
E-mail: citesthailand_permit@yahoo.com


Thai Ivories and Elephantlegislations


In accordance with domestic legislations, Thai elephants(Elephasmaximus) have two legal status :

  1. Tamed elephants or domesticated elephants are managed and registered following the Draught Animal Act under the Ministry of Interior. Ivory from domesticated elephants can be legally traded, but allowed only for domestic consumption under trade control

    Since Thai elephants are Asian elephants, which are listed in Appendix I under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), import and export of elephants, specimens, parts and derivatives, including their products, are prohibited, which include ivory from domesticated elephants.





 
  1. Wild elephants are fully protected under the Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act 1992. Exploitation of wild elephants, specimens, parts and derivatives, including their products, are strictly prohibited. No domestic and international trade of wild elephants and their specimens, including ivory, are allowed. Please be advised that both domestic and international trade in ivory from African elephants (Loxodontaafricana) are illegal.

Warning :

Non-Thai tourists should not buy ivory, whether from Asian or African elephants, since it is illegal to take ivory (including their products) across international borders.




STOP illegal wildlife trade
Don Mueang Airport Wildlife checkpoint

 
Division of Wild Fauna and Flora Protection
Department of National Park, wildlife and plant conservation
Tel/Fax : 0 2535 4006 / 0 2535 4005

 

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