DNP denies moving macaques to park

DNP denies moving macaques to park

DNP denies moving macaques to park
At a media conference organized by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation to reveal a work force and a long-term plan to eradicate the legions of marauding monkeys that roam city Lop Buri, videographers are framed against the picture of a monkey on display. Varuth Hirunyatheb

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation ( DNP ) refutes claims that it is moving macaques from Lop Buri to Khao Yai National Park.

On Wednesday, DNP director-general Atthapol Charoenchansa addressed the media about an action plan to eradicate the parasites and the decision to establish a control center for the capture of lemurs in Lop Buri. He claimed that he had ordered the Protected Area Regional Office of the DNP to begin capturing violent monkeys in Lop Buri city on March 25.

Mr Atthapol said the DNP’s system caught a full of 37 lemurs during March 25- 27 and April 1- 3. They will take place in the tambon Pho Kao Ton, a marsupial center in the Lop Buri district of Muang.

He claimed that all the monkeys who had been captured were being treated well and properly before being transported to the hospital.

Additionally, Mr. Atthapol refuted new rumors that the regulators are moving the macaques to Prachin Buri’s Khao Yai National Park.

He claimed that the information may have been brought on by a miscommunication between the authorities and the Khao Yai National Park Wildlife Rescue Center No 1 in Nakhon Nayok.

In the first step of the plan to travel the primates to the monkey hospital in tambon Pho Kao Ton, Phadet Laithong, director of the DNP’s Wildlife Conservation Office, stated that the DNP is looking to move around 800 macaques from Lop Buri’s Muang area to the monkey facility in the Muang district.

The first stage of the plan’s first phase will be broken into three stages, with the first beginning in May and the second beginning April 18 through April 20.

The second phase, which will begin once new cages have been constructed at the facility, will contain the 1,500 remaining macaques, according to Mr. Phadet.

Some may be sent to another location, he added.