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The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation plans to boost forest patrols and upgrade its firearm arsenal in its bid to battle wildlife poachers. 

Department deputy director-general Theerapat Prayurasiddhi said the move was motivated by the loss of two forest rangers following a gun battle with tiger hunters in the eastern section of Tak's Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary on Sept 12.

Mr Theerapat ordered protected area regional offices and conservation directors to find out more about wildlife poachers active in their areas.

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