Rare subspecies of Indochinese tigers, gaurs and a clouded leopard have been found in the forest of Sri Sawat, which is now largely a non-hunting zone, said park chief Prawut Prempree.
Mr Prawut revealed yesterday that more rare species of wild animals had been found after the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) gained permission from the army and the Treasury Department to conduct conservatory work in Sri Sawat district.
“The park’s wildlife scouting cameras have captured more wild animals such as Indochinese tigers, gaurs and a clouded leopard,” he said.
He said that the announcement of it being a non-hunting zone would not alter the status of the forest. The possessory rights of any party over the land will remain legitimate, however, hunting in the Sri Sawat forest will be punishable with a more serious penalty.
The forest first…