Fighting for our forests
Aided by technology, the new RFD chief vows to combat illegal logging
Attapol Charoenchansa, the newly-appointed chief of the Royal Forest Department (RFD), says he will be making use of his 30 years of experience to expand the country's forested area and deal with those involved with deforestation.
Mr Attapol, 52, who is also a commander of the RFD's Forest Protection Command, was appointed two weeks ago by the cabinet to take up the top job at the RFD, which has been vacant for almost a year.
The graduate of Kasetsart University's Faculty of Forestry replaced Chonlatit Surasawadi, the former chief of the RFD, who has been moved to an inactive post at the Office of the Prime Minister.