Phuket elephant population concerns

Phuket elephant population concerns and Phuket Provincial officials will meet with relevant authorities tomorrow to discuss ways to curb the large number of legal and illegal elephants that continue to arrive on Phuket.

The meeting was called in response to an influx of complaints about new elephants being sighted in Phuket, said Vice Governor Somkiet. The meeting will focus on ways to manage the current elephant population, as well as enforce measures to stop more from arriving.

“We want to make sure that every single elephant in Phuket is registered so that we can keep the numbers under control,” V/Gov Somkiet noted. “This cannot be done by one agency, we need cooperation from all departments so that future inspections and raids have the backing of the law.”

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