On Wednesday, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont launched the WildAid campaign against illegal animal trafficking at Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market, long a popular location for the illegal trade. The prime minister said that trade in wildlife was a crisis destroying the Kingdom's biodiversity. The program, called "Sold Out" aims to create a balance between conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, and prohibits the movement of animals outside their natural habitat, Surayud said. ''The government is ready to provide all support to those working to eradicate this illegal activity,'' he said.
The Nation