10am, Tuesday July18, 2017
Admission free of charge

This is not an FCCT-organised event: responsibility for programme content is solely that of the event organiser
At the press conference on 18th July, 2017, WildAid will release its "Shark Fin Demand in Thailand" report. The report compiles data on Thailand's role in the shark fin trade and results from a shark fin consumer survey conducted by WildAid and Rapid Asia. According to the survey results, Thailand's shark fin consumption shows a worrying sign for shark populations worldwide.

The survey was part of a regional effort to better understand shark fin consumption and overall awareness and attitudes on issues relating to sharks and the shark fin trade in Southeast Asia. A short motion graphic by Infographic Thailand featuring findings from the report will also be launched at the conference.

The conference will also include a photo journal "Sharks: Predators in Peril" presentation by Mr. Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Photojournalist and Marine Biologist.

WildAid extends its invitation to all media and looks forward to welcoming you to the event.


Mr. John Baker, Managing Director, WildAid

Mr. Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Photojournalist and Marine Biologist

When: Tuesday, 18 th July, 2017

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00AM

Venue: Foreign Correspondence Club Thailand, Maneeya Center Building,

Penthouse (P) Floor, Phloenchit Road, Bangkok. (Chit lom BTS - Exit 2)

For more information and interview appointments, please contact:

Rabia Mushtaq, Communications Specialist (Thailand), WildAid

Mob: 081 6667016 Email: rabia@wildaid.org

Nuthatai Chotechuang, WildAid Thailand Representative, WildAid

Mob: 081 8189251 Email: nuthatai@wildaid.org

About WildAid

WildAid is a nonprofit organization with a mission to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most conservation groups focus on directly protecting wildlife from poaching, WildAid primarily works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products, such as shark fin and elephant ivory, by changing attitudes and behavior, and providing comprehensive enforcement of marine sanctuaries.WildAid runs its campaigns in Asia, where demand for wildlife products is highest. With a global media partner network and a team of celebrity ambassadors including Prince William, Yao Ming and Lupita Nyong'o, WildAid leverages nearly $289 million in annual pro bono media support with a simple yet powerful message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too. For moreinformation, visit www.wildaid.org/

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