An urgent statement from WFFT founder, Edwin Wiek, regarding yesterday’s surprise raid of WFFT by government officials.
WFFT was pleased to welcome this week Robert F. Godec, the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, for a tour of our sanctuary and to learn about our work to protect Thailand’s wildlife.
Our founder Edwin Wiek was among staff who spoke to Ambassaor Godec about WFFT’s two decades of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wild or ex-captive animals.
We were pleased to share some of our animal’s stories and also discuss the ways in which we can work together to help strengthen our work to keep wild animals in the wild where they belong.
The Ambassador’s visit spotlights growing government attention on tackling wildlife crime, raising awareness of animal welfare, and supporting conservation efforts to protect endangered species.
WFFT hopes this meeting can help strengthen Thai and US government efforts in securing a promising future for Thailand’s precious wildlife. The diplomatic visit follows last month’s announcement that WFFT and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate together for an initial duration of five years.