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Tourists watch a traditional waterpouringceremonyand a feast organised for elephants at Ban KarenRuamMit in tambonMaeYao of Chiang Rai’sMuang district, to mark Thai Elephant Day yesterday.
Tourists watch a traditional waterpouringceremonyand a feast organised for elephants at Ban KarenRuamMit in tambonMaeYao of Chiang Rai’sMuang district, to mark Thai Elephant Day yesterday.


2012-03-14 - Bangkok, Thailand
Damrong Pidech, chief of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, yesterday said the department backed plans to amend regulations on issuing ID cards to captive elephants to make it an effective tool to prevent poaching. Mr Damrong was speaking at a seminar to mark Thai Elephant Day yesterday. Under current regulations, an ID card is issued to a captive elephant when it is eight years old. However, Mr Damrong said the ID cards should be issued to a calf as young as thre...



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