On Tuesday, December 4, WWF joins the U.S. State Department in its Wildlife Conservation Day. The event highlights the need to conserve and protect endangered species—specifically elephants, rhinos and tigers. Together with the State Department and other conservation orgainzations, we aim to raise awareness about the harmful security, economic and environmental effects of wildlife poaching and trafficking.
Far from an embassy or diplomatic meeting room, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney spent a day on patrol with wildlife rangers. Inside Kui Buri National Park in southwest Thailand, Ambassador Kenney learned firsthand the challenges rangers face as they work to protect nature.