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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