This national park sends garbage to tourists from litter bugs

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If you’re going to be littering in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand, the authorities want you to know you’re a garbage can.In a series of passionate Facebook posts this week, Varawut Silpa-archa, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, pointed out that any litter left behind, which can endanger the park’s wildlife, will be packed and returned. to the offending visitor. .

“I’ll pick up all your garbage,” he wrote in an article about the new initiative. “Sending back … home as a souvenir.”

“Your trash – we’ll send it back to you,” another garbage photo is captioned.

In addition, those responsible for littering will not only be blacklisted to visit the park, but they will also be registered with the police. In a post, he also reminded visitors that throwing trash in a national park is punishable by up to five years in prison and fines, according to the BBC.

Khao Yai, established as Thailand’s first national park in 1962, spans over 770 square miles about 80 miles northeast of Bangkok. It is the third largest national park in this country and is known for its spread of mammalian fauna – including elephants, sambar deer and civets.

Every visitor to Khao Yai will need to register and share their home address, allowing park rangers to link them to whatever trash they leave in their wake.

A message, showing empty plastic bottles and chip bags, showed a note written in Thai, which translated as: “You forgot your litter box at Khao Yai National Park, we are sending it back to you.”

waste left by tourists wrapped up to be mailed back to them with a note that says 'You forget your litters at Khao Yai National Park, we are sending them back to you', as part of the Minister's campaign to clean up the park Khao Yai National
Garbage left behind by tourists will be returned by post as part of the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment campaign.EPA

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