Connect with us

News

Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands

Published

 on 

Today (May 22) a public hearing was held with the Tha Chin community in Rassada led by Director of the Natural and Wildlife Education Centre at Khao Phra Thaew Non-Hunting Area in Thalang Pongchart Chouehorm. More than 180 locals joined in the public hearing to discuss the monkey problem in the area.

Five suitable islands off the coast of Phuket have been surveyed to move ‘some’ of Phuket’s monkeys. The suggested uninhabited islands are Koh Ngam, Koh Pa Yu, Koh Mali, Koh Pae and Koh Tanan.

Read more HERE.

Big water tanks will be prepared to place on islands to provide adequate hydration supplies for the monkeys. These monkeys will be sterilised from July 5 to 25. All locals in Tha Chin community agreed to the monkeys’ birth control and to move some monkeys to the islands.

President of Tha Chin community Soonthorn Poonprasert says, “People are increasingly getting into trouble with the 300 monkeys, especially people who live next to a mangrove forest. Sometimes monkeys snatch food from their hands, but these moneys do not bite people. I agreed to sterilsze monkeys and move ‘some’ of the fierce monkeys to islands off the coast.”

55 year old Lamyong Kraikra, a local resident says, “I have lived here for more than 20 years. Before, we never had problems with monkeys. Three years ago we started having monkey problems. People both outside and inside the community are feeding them. After that monkeys have started to break into houses twice a day, especially when it is low tide.”

“Our roofs are damaged as well as property inside the houses. We want ‘some’ monkeys to be moved to islands in order to decrease the local population. We request people from outside not to give food to these monkeys. Let these monkeys find food by themselves.”

Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger  Locals in Rassada agree with monkey birth control and moving to nearby islands | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

collecting news

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)47 mins ago

Face masks still required on public transport, in cinemas

Cannabis News2 hours ago

Pattaya man attacked at gunpoint for selling cannabis

Crime2 hours ago

Police seize 60 suspects in online ‘Ghost Guns’ sting

Sponsored2 days ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Thailand2 hours ago

Bangkok Secret Nightlife – Bangkok Red Light District Secret Museum

Coronation3 hours ago

King Charles III debuts on UK coins

Politics18 hours ago

Vladimir Putin officially annexed four parts of Ukraine

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Transport20 hours ago

Phuket Airport officials pulled tourist from van, insisted they use airport taxi

Thailand21 hours ago

Thailand’s strange laws – 10 strange laws in Thailand

Politics21 hours ago

The long goodbye – Which way now for PM Prayut?

Pattaya22 hours ago

Pattaya Police Chief cleared of vice slurs, back on duty

Tourism22 hours ago

Reopening Thailand has a busy activity schedule

Tourism23 hours ago

Today is the day! Full post-pandemic Thailand reopening

Pollution1 day ago

Garbage in canals worsens flooding in Bangkok

Weather1 day ago

Hurricane Ian lashes South Carolina

Tourism1 day ago

5-star squatters evicted from Layan Beach

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending