to this, Dowroong Danlamajak found in the region of 300 Snipe
openly for sale in Chiang Saen market which, she was informed,
were captured at night, within the Nong Bing Khai Non-hunting
area, using a lamp. Mr Boonpop, the Non-hunting Area chief
has been informed about the lamping and mist-netting and has
vowed to deal with these problems.
worrying developments prove how valuable the conservation
effort at Yonok is and that without the vigilance of Mick
and Dowroong these activites would have proceeded unchecked.
and Dowroong, and the Yonok villagers, need, above all else,
are paying visitors to help fund this conservation effort
as well as volunteers to help
with surveying: with this development it would appear a survey
of local markets would be appropriate to discover the scale
of bird trapping in the region.
(Photo by Dowroong