#Thailand – Conservation plan for hornbills

THAILAND BEST HOTELS

THE NATIONAL Parks, Wildlife, and Plant
Conservation Department announced yesterday that it would develop a
national plan for the management and conservation of hornbills.

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 This plan would be in line with an
international action plan introduced yesterday for the critically
endangered helmeted hornbill.

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A working group will be set up to develop the national plan, Pinsak Suraswadi, the department’s deputy director-general, said.

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He said Thailand is committed to protecting the majestic bird’s habitat
as well as reducing trafficking and trade of the bright-billed bird. The
future plan will also focus on reintroduction programmes so hornbill
populations can be restored in natural habitats.

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 The country also recognises the importance of research and training
while engaging all sectors, he said, and thus the Centre for Research
and Training of Hornbill Conservation will be created.
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Pinsak also praised the international plan and lauded Thailand’s
decision to adopt…

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