Kingfishers are often found in Kaeng Krachan National Park.//Photo courtesy of the National Park Department.

Going wild in Kaeng Krachan

It’s 3pm and the pick-up truck growls as it negotiates the winding road towards Thailand’s largest National Park, Kaeng Krachan. Samrong Meekaew, an enthusiastic park ranger and guide, runs visitors…

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Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

Tighter control of access to and from Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan national park, in Phetchaburi province, has been imposed since Monday after a person, who visited the park between April 2nd…

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Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat asked to resign from civil service

Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, director of the 9th Office of Area Conservation Management, based in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, was asked to resign from the civil service today (Friday), by…

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Thai PM assures fair treatment of indigenous Karens in Pong Luek Bang Kloy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured that all the ethnic Karen villagers, in Pong Luek Bang Kloy village in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan national park for each household, will have access…

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22 Karen villagers remanded in custody after eviction from Kaeng Krachan national park

Twenty-two ethnic Karen villagers were remanded in custody at the Phetchaburi provincial prison after they and others were rounded up by park officials inside the Kaeng Krachan national park, for…

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Ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief questions PACC’s arm-chair investigation of him

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson has challenged the ruling of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which found him guilty of malfeasance, for the forced eviction of…

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Ex-chief of Kaeng Krachan national park found guilty of forced eviction of Karen community

The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has found that former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, committed malfeasance in office in connection with the forced eviction of an…

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Ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief seeks protection for his men from alleged police intimidation

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn is seeking protection, from the head of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, for his former staff members at…

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Four park officials transferred to facilitate DSI’s probe into Billy’s murder

Four officials at Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, who were involved in the arrest of Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen five years ago, were ordered out…

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Ex-park chief Chaiwat says “Charge me alone”

Former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Mr. Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, said today (Thursday) that he is ready to face charges from the Department of Special Investigation for alleged involvement in…

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Officials work to reopen blocked road in Kaeng Krachan national park

National park officials, aided by a tractor, have been trying to reopen the Ban Krang-Panoen Thung mountain road, which has been blocked by mudslides and fallen trees. A report, from…

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Park department agrees to scrap concrete road plan to Panern Thung  

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation has bowed to pressure from green groups by agreeing to scrap a plan to pave the 21.9 kilometre route leading to…

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Khao Panern Thung mountain attraction closed to visitors for 560 days for road repairs

Starting today, tourists will not be able to travel to Khoa Panern Thung, a popular mountain-top tourist attraction to watch a “sea of mist” blanketing surrounding mountains, for more than…

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Two elephants found dead in Kaeng Krachan park

A wild elephant and its baby were found dead near a reservoir in Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province. A team of park officials and a veterinarian from the…

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