Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket wildlife experts fear for future of slow loris as development bites

PHUKET: A slow loris found wandering into a resident’s house in central Phuket last night has been handed over to wildlife officials for care and protection.

animals, natural-resources, environment, land, property, tourism,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 18 March 2017, 04:00PM


The resident called Kusoldharm rescue workers after finding the slow loris in his house in Moo 1 Baan Lipon, in Srisoonthorn, yesterday evening.

Rescue workers soon arrived to collect the protected animal, and today (Mar 18) handed over the wide-eyed mammal to wildlife officials from the Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area conservation centre in Thalang, where it was released back into the forest.

Pongchart Chouehorm, Director of the Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area Office, told The Phuket News that concern was growing over the welfare of slow lorises in the ever-diminishing wilds of Phuket.

“We are very worried for the slow loris in Phuket because the forest that is its natural habitat is being cut down to make way for more and more buildings,” Mr Pongchart said.

“We are finding more and more slow lorises that are lost and entering resident’s homes and buildings. The lucky ones are returned to their native habitat, but some are taken and kept in cages as pets, and others are taken and used by people to charge tourists to have their photos taken with them.

Lucky 13 Bar and Grill

“Other slow lorises are killed by electricity cables or hit by vehicles,” he added.

Mr Pongchart called on anyone who finds a slow loris in an unnatural area to call the Kusoldharm Foundation at 076-246216 or 076-211706.

“People who find a slow loris should not approach them, and certainly not harm them. They must inform officials so the slow loris can be returned to its habitat.

“The slow loris is a protected animal. People caught in possession of a slow loris will face legal action,” he warned.

Any persons who see a slow loris being kept as a pet or used by touts are urged to inform the Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area at 076-311998.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

BenPendejo | 19 March 2017 - 14:52:35

The penalty for touting with a slow loris should be so severe that these heartless idiots won't even think about doing it.  As it is now, this scum bag that frequents Surin and BangTao areas needs to have his ass kicked.

The Phuket News
Matches 1 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


World overdue for ‘shake-up’

You're wrong there, he wasn't against Brexit, he actually thought it was great if you watch the TV interview on good morning Britain!...(Read More)


Phuket coral reef dive sites get helping hand to recover from mass tourism

All very well but I have just come back from a week in Phi Phi where I witnessed in Laem Thong and Ao Lanna speedboats taking (mostly Chinese tourists...(Read More)


Two Thai men arrested in Phuket for drug possession

the guy on the left sells drugs to tourists on the street near molly malones / macdonalds on taweewong st (beach rd) on night most nights.If he is bai...(Read More)


Man challenges PM Prayut, army, police chiefs to gunfight

Have a happy Bike Week Not Guilty Under Section 32 of the Mental Health Act TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVAL GUIDE By Dr. Glen Johnson, Clinical N...(Read More)


Phuket late-night motorbike accident in Kamala hills leaves one dead, one injured

Another senseless death at the hands of another irresponsible reckless fool. And why no mention of blood alcohol test??? I'm with Simon01...this...(Read More)


Phuket woman crushed under tour bus, 3-year-old daughter survives

The Drivers who run away do so to give their system to get rid of alcohol or drugs!They often give an excuse that they were afraid local might turn up...(Read More)


Two Thai men arrested in Phuket for drug possession

Kurt...given your intimate knowledge of the drug trade, you should put your name forward to assist authorities in curbing the drug trade....(Read More)


Marmite might be brain food: Study

Rorii...lol...yep eagle's comment "Whoever feels personally addressed" is true to form. ...(Read More)


Phuket late-night motorbike accident in Kamala hills leaves one dead, one injured

simon01 ... best you do a bit of research to learn what is required for a charge of manslaughter. "Trusted him to get her home?" how do you ...(Read More)


Phuket late-night motorbike accident in Kamala hills leaves one dead, one injured

simon01,he should get arrested for manslaughter,because both did not wear a helmet?Ridiculous!...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.