Ex-park chief summoned to acknowledge charge of murdering Karen activist

Former Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn and his three former subordinates have been summoned to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tomorrow (Wednesday), to acknowledge murder and other…

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Dutchman seen spearfishing at Phi Phi islands in custody for illegal hunting

A Dutch tourist, who was recently seen on TikTok with some parrot fish, which he allegedly caught in Thailand’s southern marine park on Phi Phi islands, has been held in…

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Samples from Doi Suthep waterfall tested for E.coli after contamination claim

Officials from the Pollution Control Department, based in Chiang Mai province, have collected samples from a creek and waterfalls in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park for lab tests, after a report…

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Former park chief indicted for murder over enforced disappearance of Karen activist

The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict former Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn for pre-meditated murder over the disappearance and presumed death of indigenous Karen…

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Residents of Red Lodge, Montana, are seen clearing mud, water and debris from the small city’s main street on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, / AP

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s oldest national park, washing out…

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Deputy Education Minister found at fault for encroachment in national park

Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan has been found to be at fault, by Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), for land encroachment in Khao Yai National Park and has been instructed…

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Thailand’s Phu Laen Kha national park to be listed as star-gazing destination

Phu Laen Kha National Park, in the north-eastern province of Chaiyaphum, has passed the “Dark Sky Park” assessment of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), paving the way…

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Concern mounts over animal welfare in Thailand after hefty cut in feed budget

Concern mounts over animal welfare in Thailand after hefty cut in feed budget

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is complaining about a hefty cut in budget for animal feed, from about 90 million baht annually to just 10 million…

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Rangers told to destroy all animal traps in Khao Laem national park

Forest rangers in Khao Laem national park in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi have been instructed to collect and destroy all the animal traps in the park and to track…

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Pair of rare red-headed vultures sent to Thai wildlife sanctuary to mate

St. Valentine’s Day, traditionally marked annually on February 14th, is when people express their love, normally through the giving of red roses. For a small group of dedicated conservationists, however,…

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Wounded tiger found on camera Kanchanaburi jungle, expert advice sought

Officials from Thailand’s Wildlife Conservation Office will consult experts from the Khao Nang Rum Wildlife Research Station and conservationists on whether to capture a wounded wild tiger alive, to be…

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Khao Laem national Park told to withhold eviction order against alleged poachers’ relatives

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Khao Laem National Park in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi to put on hold its order for the relatives of five cattlemen,…

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Thai officials nab final suspect in tiger killing, doubt their claims

The final suspect in the national park tiger death case, while claiming he was not involved in the killings, has been arrested, after four other suspects surrendered and confessed to…

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Camping on islets, near reservoir banned at Thailand’s Sri Nakarin Dam National Park

The Sri Nakarin Dam National Park, in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi, has banned camping on the banks of the park’s reservoir and on islets inside after it was…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s chilly natural attractions

Tourists are flocking to embrace the cool breezes and the beautiful sunrises at the Phu Ruea National Park viewpoint, in Thailand’s northern province of Loei, as temperatures fall to just…

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Doi Inthanon National Park to reopen to visitors on Wednesday

Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand’s highest peak, will reopen to visitors this Wednesday, for the first time in several months. Visitors are attracted by the cool breezes and…

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New plant species found in national park in Thailand’s Ranong province

A new plant species has recently been found in the Namtok Ngao National Park, in Thailand’s southern province of Ranong by two Thai horticulturalists. The new species is called Cute…

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Did UNESCO add fuel to the fire by inscribing Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex?

The listing of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex as a World Heritage Site has added another jewel to Thailand’s collection of globally-recognized natural and cultural treasures. However, UNESCO’s inscription also further…

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Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn – the national park chief known for his narrow escapes

Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn has courted danger and controversy many times in his civil service career, but so far, he’s come out on top. Lauded for taking tough action against forest encroachers,…

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Protesters hold a “Save Bangkloi” banner in front of a line of police officers during a land rights demonstration held by members of the Karen indigenous community outside the Government House in Bangkok on February 15, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Examining the deep roots of Thailand’s dispute with ethnic Karen forest-dwellers

The hashtag #SaveBangKloi is spreading fast through social media, as Thai netizens campaign to defend ethnic Karen forest dwellers in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park from further violence and eviction.   This long-running…

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Natural Resources and Environment Minister Woravuth Silpa-archa

UN officials are welcome to visit Karen village of Ban Bang Kloy

Thailand is prepared to let officials from the United Nations (UN) inspect the ethnic Karen village of Ban Bang Kloy, in Kaeng Krachan national park, to investigate allegations of human…

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Dinosaur footprints found in Sakhon Nakhon national park

About a dozen footprints, from what is believed to have been a Theropod dinosaur, which existed on Earth about 140 million years ago, have recently been found embedded in stone…

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PM wants Tham Luang to be upgraded as national park

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non forest park in Chiang Rai province to be upgraded as a national park so it can be…

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Tham Luang cave to be rehabilitated and upgraded into a national park

After the completion of the search and rescue operations, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will carry out rehabilitation of Tham Luang cave to repair all the…

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