Rare Clouded Leopards, Indo-Chinese Tigers, and Gaurs Spotted in Thailand’s Sri Sawat Forest

PHOTO: Thairath Online

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Many rare wildlife creatures, including clouded leopards, Indonesian-Chinese tigers, and gaurs have been found walking around a Thai forest in the Sri Sawat district of Kanchanaburi province.

These majestic species were captured strutting in the forest by camera traps used for conservatory work by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP).

More and more rare wildlife have been spotted in the Sri Sawat forest, after around 219,000 rai, or 11,660 hectares of the forest were declared a non-hunting zone.

The non-hunting zone is protected by the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act, which carries severe punishment to prevent encroachment, animal poaching, and plant collection.

The Sri Sawat forest is a sanctuary for wildlife, situated near several protected areas, including Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park to the east, Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary to the southeast, and Khuean Srinagarindra National Park to the west.

The head of the Sri Sawat Forest Control Unit, Prawut Prempree, said that the forest was initially taken care of by the Treasury Department, but is now under the supervision of the military.

He added that three more areas adjacent to the Sri Sawat forest would soon be declared non-hunting zones to preserve more wildlife and facilitate animal migration from the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani and Tak.
PHOTO: Thairath Online

PHOTO: Thairath Online

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