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Cites puts bite on plan to open up croc trade

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Thailand's proposals to ease the protection of saltwater crocodiles and Siamese crocodiles were rejected at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) yesterday. 

Buri Ram police raid a giant wood processing factory in Prakhon Chai district, where they found more than 200 protected phayung logs worth more than 300 million baht. SURACHAI PIRAGSA

Currently, saltwater and Siamese crocodiles are included in Cites' Appendix I, which covers species under threat of extinction. Trade in specimens of these species only is permitted in rare, exceptional circumstances.

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