Post by automeris111 on Aug 17, 2018 1:42:31 GMT -8
Hello, I plan an insect collecting trip in Thailand next March.Someone can tell me if there are any problems with collected insects export?Also if there are problems collecting outside protected areas?
Post by Adam Cotton on Aug 17, 2018 4:01:01 GMT -8
If you collect outside of protected areas (National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries) and do not catch any protected species there is no problem in Thailand, and there are no restrictions about taking specimens home with you.
I must add that many National Parks borders are very poorly marked so in many cases you will not know for sure if you are in or out of protected areas. Many villages and coffee, Tea plantations are also included within National Parks borders now, so caution should be taken at all times.
PS. Adam, is there any current map of National Parks available? I searched all internet and couldn't find anything specific on this subject.
Post by automeris111 on Aug 17, 2018 8:05:58 GMT -8
Thank you very much for the information.I'll be careful because I had some bad experience a few years ago in Turkey.I was arrested and get 30.000 euro fine(which I did not pay,off course).We have a guide and hope he knows the location of protected area.
Geez Adam, by the looks of that protected list all the best things are protected!! Not much left but, the common fodder... Bummer. Might as well go to Laos or Cambodia where they probably don't give a hoot!
Last Edit: Aug 17, 2018 15:28:27 GMT -8 by trehopr1
No, the list is very small, over 1200 species of butterflies and who knows how many moths and beetles. The list includes actually mainly common species. The good stuff is free to go ( off course if you could find them out of NP).
from my experience Adam is right, stay away from national parks and youre ok, yes some locations and areas can be on the doorstep, just use common sense! for the list of protected species Adam has given it looks right but i know the DNP have recently changed alot and have put some non protected species onto quota lists! yes common stuff, but thats what happens when bods in offices want to climb the ladder and never get outside or consult with the people in the field
as for places to stay here in Thailand and especially the Amazing North Thailand, we have our own homestays now on our very small butterfly farm next door to Wiang kosai national park!