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Tiger Temple to lose nearly 80% of its land

KANCHANABURI: The notorious Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province will be reduced to about one-fifth of its present area, with more than 1,000 rai of the land to be seized for distribution to landless farmers.

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Tuesday 12 July 2016, 05:43PM


Officials survey the compound of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province today (July 12) before reclaiming about 80 per cent of the entire area for redistribution to landless farmers. Photo: Piyarach Chongcharoen
Officials survey the compound of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province today (July 12) before reclaiming about 80 per cent of the entire area for redistribution to landless farmers. Photo: Piyarach Chongcharoen

The National Council for Peace and Order early this month ordered the seizure of all illegally occupied agriculture reform land. This affected the 1,322 rai used by the Tiger Temple, properly known as Wat Pa Luang Ta Bowa Yannasampanno, in tambon Sing of Sai Yok district.

Wacharin Wakamanont, agricultural land reform chief of Kanchanaburi, said today (July 12) that in 2003 the Office of National Buddhism was granted 391 rai of land designated for agricultural reform for the establishment of the temple, on the condition it be used solely for religious purposes.

As the temple had misused the land, the Kanchanaburi branch of the Agricultural Land Reform Office would reduce the total size of the compound to 279 rai – about 21 per cent of its current area – to be used only for Buddhist affairs, he said.

The temple’s tiger zoo operation was shut down about six weeks ago amid suspicions the management was involved in illegal wildlife trafficking.

The remaining 112 rai of the original grant, together with another 931 rai of agricultural reform land the temple encroached on, would be reclaimed and allocated to 118 poor families to farm and operate as a cooperative, Mr Wacharin said.

Over a decade ago, officials found seven tigers being kept at the temple, supposedly brought in by people who found them as orphaned cubs. The temple was allowed to keep them as there was nowhere else for them to go. The population grew rapidly to 147 early this year and officials suspected the temple management of breeding them as fast as possible and involvement in illegal trafficking.

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Christy Sweet | 13 July 2016 - 07:41:44

With the disturbing reports that the tigers were routinely drowned (link below) in order to preserve skins and maximize profit, the entire temple complex should be seized and the land used to erect a real conservation facility.  https://web.facebook.com/WildlifeFriendsFoundation/posts/10153558132802657

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Asterix | 12 July 2016 - 18:47:55

ALRO and National Forests in Phuket
What about illegal encroachments on Phuket 'Nakerd National Forest' such as the hills behind Patong and the road going up to Big Buddha?
Many buildings are well above the 80m limit.

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Kurt | 12 July 2016 - 17:59:57

Unbelieveble. Every monk there, from top till bottom should be defrocked.
Thai people trust and respect their monks, not expecting that behind the curtain, it is in fact a criminal organization.
I feel in sadness with the shocked thai people.

Illegal land occupation, land actually for the poor thai people.

And illegal production breeding of tigers for business purposes. How much monk can you be?
We all saw the photos with the dead tiger puppies in bottles at that Monk complex.
Thai monks were fooling the thai people.
They were just scrupulous business people under the flag of monkhood.

And, how is it possible that previous democratic Governments did allow this?
Sure they had knowledge of this.

)This is not to insult thai people, just a support)

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