Phuket Poll: Where should Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ go?

PUBLISHED ON FRI, SEP 8, 2017 10:16 AM

Phuket Poll: Where should Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ go?

The Phuket News

 

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Since Leypang was caught on Phuket's west coast last Friday (Sept 8), experts have debated what should be done with the the 200-kilo saltwater crocodile. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: -- The debate among marine wildlife and conservation experts is afoot about what should be done with “Leypang”, the saltwater crocodile caught on Phuket’s west coast last week.

 

Some are calling for Leypang to be set free, others say the 200-kilo croc should be kept in a natural reserve where he can be studied. Officials from the Department of Fisheries initially called for experts wanting to take Leypang off their hands to come and collect him.

 

However, one pertinent point made by Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fishery at Kasetsart University in Bangkok and who serves as an official advisor to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), is that regardless of what decision is made, all people, including the public, must agree to it as the solution.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-poll-where-should-phuket-croc-leypang-go-63802.php

 
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