Reduced snare traps to almost zero in the animal release site
After demonstrating the successes of the first anti-poaching team with 7 members in 2018, SVW has increased to 16 anti-poaching members in 2019. For the first 11 months of 2019, the team patrolled 4732 km by foot, arrested 131 poachers, confiscated 36 guns, 12 electro-fishing devices, removed 2484 animal traps, and destroyed 304 illegal camps. They also confiscated 13 live animals, 26 dead ones and lots of animal parts from poachers. It is great to see the numbers of traps, poaching camps and arrested poachers has declined compared with last year. The released animals’ site has achieved almost zero with only 1 snare trap found in this area this year. We are reaching close to a fully secured Pu Mat National Park.