case progress ‘Iguana’ After finding the species spreading rapidly in Thailand, most recently today (21 Nov. 2023) Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, Director-General of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Acting Director-GeneralDepartment of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Revealed that Pol. Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Has assigned R.R. Rachat Phisittabannakorn, Assistant Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. Visited the area of Wildlife Rescue Center No. 1 (Nakhon Nayok), Nakhon Nayok Province, to inspect the support and nursery facilities. ‘Green iguana’ which were captured from the area of Khao Phraya Doen Thong, Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Province
Previously, there had been complaints from residents in the said area that green iguanahas caused distress to the people in the area to eat agricultural crops and disrupting the normal way of life of villagers living nearby The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has ordered the mobilization of officials to trap green iguanas in the said area. Recently, 134 individuals were able to be captured and in the Kham Chanod forest area. Udon Thani Province A total of 6 were captured and taken into care at the Foreign Wildlife Conservation and Rescue Center. (Northeast Region) Nong Khai Province. Caught by informing the National Park Service Hotline 1362 in the Bangna District, Bangkok, 1 animal, and in the area under responsibility of the Office of Conservation Areas throughout the country, 22 animals.
Later, the National Park Department A statement has been issued to those who own green iguanas across the country. Notification of possession via online platform Currently, a total of 260 people have reported the possession of 3,667 green iguanas in 61 provinces. Chonburi Province had the highest number of reports of possession of green iguanas, at 982 from 14 informants, followed by Khon Kaen Province with 446 from 10 informants, and in third place was Bangkok with 287 from 10 informants. 45 informants
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In addition, the National Park Department Has created a project for foster parents of wild animals under the care of the department. To provide opportunities for outsiders to participate in maintaining and protecting wildlife resources. Therefore, we invite the public sector, private sector, organizations, foundations, companies, groups of people, or the general public. Can support money into a Krungthai bank account. Kasetsart University Bang Khen Branch at the account number 980-216-5379, account name of the wild animal foster parent project in the wild animal breeding station To be used for food, improvements, repairs, or landscaping of cages. You can request a receipt. Send proof of money transfer including name, surname, address, telephone number, email, and details of support to E-mail: wbd1.[email protected] Call/Fax 025799630 Wildlife Conservation Office National Park Department which can be used for tax deduction
Previously, Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, Director-General of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Acting Director-General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation signed the announcement. Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation regarding the announcement prohibiting the importation of ‘iguanas’ and all animals in the same family to control the population. with the meaning that
Due to the situation that appears in the news about the discovery of many iguanas living in natural areas. in Lopburi province and eat the agricultural crops of the people The number is increasing rapidly, causing an impact on the environment and ecosystem. creating distress for people in the area The iguana found is an exotic species. which is not native to Thailand At this time, the exact reason for the discovery of this species in the wild is not yet known.
and to prevent such problems from expanding further Therefore, by virtue of Section 23 and Section 116 of the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act, B.E. 2019, together with the announcement of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment dated July 27, 2022, regarding the designation of certain types of wild animals as wild animals. Control B.E. 2022 which was issued in accordance with Section 9 of the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act B.E. 2019
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will not consider granting permission to import wild animals. According to the announcement of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as a measure to control domestic quantities Until changes are announced as follows:
Group 1: Wild animals protected according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Family Iguana (Family Iguanidae), No. 690. All types of iguanas in the genus Iguana. (Iguana spp.)
From now onwards
There is no penalty for possessing a green iguana. But releasing the green iguana in its possession unable to act There is a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding 50,000 baht, or both.