Thailand national park authorities offer a stark warning to visitors that litter by sending their trash back to them

Park authorities at a Thai national park are issuing a stark warning to those who litter nature by sending their rubish back to them.

Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok will start sending rubbish back to offenders, who will also be registered with the police.

Visitors to the park have to register with their addresses, making it easy for rangers to track them down if they leave rubbish behind.

Khao Yai National Park, located north-east of the Thai capital Bangkok, is the country’s oldest national park praised for its waterfalls, animals and scenery.

Park authorities say the rubbish left behind at Khao Yai can be particularly dangerous for animals who may try to eat it.

Thailand’s environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa posted pictures, on his Facebook account, of litter collected in cardboard parcels ready to be shipped out to offenders. In one picture, a box filled with empty plastic bottles, cans and chips wrappings also had a printed note that stated: “You forgot these things at Khao Yai National Park”.

In a reminder to people that littering in a national park is an offence and punishable with up to five years in prison and hefty fines in Thailand, Varawut Silpa-archa’s post read: “Your trash – we’ll send it back to you.”

Image Source: Varawut Silpa-archa Facebook page

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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