The United States has hailed Thailand for developing effective measures to combat illegal wildlife trade in Asia, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
Patrick Murphy, charge d'affaires of the US embassy to Thailand, said that Thailand is recognised as a successful global model for it efforts in fighting illegal wildlife trade.
"It has the most effective resolution in Asia," Murphy said while presiding over an event to commemorate World Wildlife Day earlier this week at the Bang Pra Non-Hunting Area in Chonburi province in Thai east.
The US has said Washington will continue working with Bangkok to curb illegal wildlife trade.
Murphy said he hoped Thailand would put in more efforts to tackle illegal ivory trade as the country remains a transit point for ivory smuggling to many countries including the US.