On World Ranger Day, USAID honors Thai Ranger, Taweesak Chomyong, died protecting rose wood

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On World Ranger Day, the USAID Asia honors Thai Ranger Taweesak Chomyong, 33, killed in March by a logging gang in Pang Sida National Park. Taweesak was helping to protect Rose Wood, a very expensive wood, used in making expensive furniture, where the wood face rapid depletion in Thailand. Of Taweesak, local press says, a ranger was killed in an ambush in Pang Sida National Park in Sa Kaeo province National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department director general Manopat Huamuangkaew said. Mr Manopat said at least 20 men, believed to be members of a gang poaching payoong (rosewood), opened fire at a team of four rangers surveying the forest in Pang Sida National Park. Taweesak Chomyong, 33, was killed in the attack. (Source: USAID Twitter)

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