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Poll shows people favour restriction on visits to national parks

Most people want a time restriction for visitors to enter and leave national parks as a means to avoid potentially dangerous confrontation between humans and wild elephants.

national park pollNida Poll sampled the opinions of 1,251 people during January 14-15 about the problem between humans and elephants in national parks. The poll shows 48.84 percent of the respondents want a restriction on the time for visitors to visit and leave national parks whereas 26.86 percent want a restriction on the foraging ground of the elephants.

The poll also shows the following results: 21.98 percent want a ban of private cars; 13.11 percent want parks to be off-limits to humans and 11.83 percent want a set limit on the number of visitors.

Regarding the problem of elephants damaging farm products, the poll shows 48.84 percent of respondents want a restriction on the animals’ hunting ground and 45.40 percent want farming to be banned near parks.

Thai PBS



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