For those of you who are not familiar with Thailand’s latest trò chơi săn mồi news, you may be interested to know what has been happening in the country recently. Thailand’s hunting industry has seen many changes over the past couple of years, with some interesting developments including an important World heritage site and a Businessman’s passion for hunting.
In Thailand, kidnapping and muggings are uncommon, but they can happen, especially in National Parks near the Myanmar border. Muggings can also occur in remote locations and in the suburbs of major cities. The far south region has also been the target of small bomb attacks and shootings. The main cities are classified as medium-threat areas.
World heritage site
Despite threats to the world’s natural heritage, Thailand is the last hope for the preservation of its wild places. A recent World Heritage listing of the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province has been endorsed by the Supreme Court. Premchai Karnasuta and two of his co-defendants are serving jail terms for poaching in the world heritage site.
Earlier attempts to include the park were unsuccessful, but this year it was added to the UNESCO list. But a group of human rights experts has urged UNESCO to delay its decision until the Karen ethnic group living in the park complex are consulted. The Karen people are worried that heritage status will mean a loss of their traditional lands and livelihood activities.
As an added benefit, the designation also helps boost tourism. According to Christoph Brumann, a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Ethnological Research in Halle, Germany, a World Heritage Site attracts a significant number of tourists. However, some countries benefit more than others.
The World Heritage Committee has also adopted several policies and operational guidelines for the protection of the human rights of Indigenous Peoples in World Heritage sites. These guidelines aim to ensure that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and traditional livelihoods are protected.
Businessman’s passion for hunting
The businessman’s passion for hunting in Thailand led to a life-changing change. Before his arrest, Premchai headed the international construction company ITD, winning contracts for mega projects including the original BTS Skytrain and Suvarnabhumi Airport. Yet his life took a turn when his passion for hunting led him to Thailand’s Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary. It is not common for the public to get to see the sanctuary, which is a protected nature reserve. Guns are only allowed by people of high status, and security checks are usually relaxed for VIPs.
According to reports, the convicted businessman, a construction tycoon, was caught on a hunting trip with three companions in a national park. His companions were believed to be Italian-Thai Development employees. They were accused of illegal hunting, possessing carcasses of protected animals, and possessing illegally killed animals. The businessman was detained for two days before being granted bail of 150,000 baht.