Edwin Wiek, the founder and Director of Phetchaburi’s Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), has been the host for a regional visit to the WFFT and Kaeng Krachan National Park by the Ambassadors to Thailand of Germany, Norway, Singapore and The Netherlands and their spouses.
The visitors were shown around WFFT projects to learn more about the objectives and problems faced in carrying out the Foundation’s mission to protect and rescue of wildlife.
After staying overnight at the WFFT eco lodge, a visit was made to Thailand’s biggest National Park, Kaeng Krachan, to better understand the beauty of Thailand’s nature first-hand and by talking with Park Rangers. By way of comparison, the Park area is almost 3,000 square kilometres, compared to Singapore’s area of just over 700 KM2!
Khun Mana Permpool, the head of the National Park, arranged a VIP tour which including a visit to the Park’s education centre to provide further insights about the Park’s natural attractions and the huge variety of flora and fauna.
The visitors were able to take trails to some of the less-travelled regions of the Park, including to where and how Rangers have taken images from trap-cameras of tigers, leopards and tapirs.