I had a chance to visit the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre where the Cites meeting is under way. I stopped at the booth set up by the Department of Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and collected some glossy pamphlets, entitled ''Smart Patrol for Smart Protection'' and ''Recovery of Tigers and other threatened wildlife in the Western Forest Complex 2005-2013''.
After reading these two in detail, I can say that much of the content is pure eyewash. Journalistic skills aside, these pamphlets paint a lovely picture of the department protecting and saving tigers and other wildlife from poachers.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
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