Poaching penalties to be increased.

4 months 19 hours ago - 4 months 19 hours ago #4824 by INFO
"Poaching cases will be met with harsher penalties by year-end as the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) plans to pass amendments to a wildlife protection law this year, officials said on Friday. .......

Sompong Thongseekem, a senior forestry official at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), said the new penalties will be among a series of changes to the Wild Animal Reservation Act, BE 2535 (1992), one of several environmental laws awaiting NLA approval........

One of the penalties to be revised concerns the hunting and killing of protected wildlife. The current law provides a maximum jail term of seven years and/or a fine of up to 100,000 baht. Mr Sompong said the amended law will double this........ "

Full Article...... www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1417366...-when-new-law-passed

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