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20,000 rubber trees condemned

Drive to reclaim Krabi forest land under way

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Krabi: A 500-strong task force yesterday kicked off an operation to end forest encroachment in Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparathara National Park, felling more than 20,000 rubber trees on 329-rai of land. 

A forestry official cuts down rubber trees illegally planted in Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparathara National Park in Krabi during a fresh crackdown. The operation is part of a wider campaign by the NCPO to prosecute forest encroachers. Pattanapong Hirunard

The combined forces comprised personnel from the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP), the Royal Forest Department and the Fourth Regional Army.

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