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Thursday, February 18, 2010

UNEXPECTED ACCESS: On the Poacher's Trail...

I don't normally self-advertise but for those of you who are able - Watch UNEXPECTED ACCESS tonight on Channel 5 at 10pm please!

A rare opportunity for me to highlight the problem of the illegal wildlife trade to a prime-time audience. Hope many will tune in; especially poignant in this Year of the Tiger... animal lovers beware - some disturbing images - but these things must be highlighted from time to time...

The story highlights the efforts of the 30-strong team of Forest Rangers from Thailand's Thap Lan National Park - over 22,000 square kilometres in size - and their continuing fight against an onslaught of illegal wildlife poachers...

Highlighted in the episode is a huge confiscated haul of adult tiger carcasses and leopards and sun bears from a recent operation in late 2009. Shocking to see the results of the wholesale butchery and slaughter thats going on even as we speak...