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Thai elephants fitted with GPS to monitor their movements, behaviour

Wildlife officials in Thailand have recently captured a third wild elephant in the Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary, in the north-eastern province of Loei, and fitted it with a GPS collar,…

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Single-use plastic and Styrofoam products banned from Thai national parks

Effective today (Wednesday), all single-use plastic and Styrofoam items are banned from all of Thailand’s national parks. According to the announcement by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

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National Parks Dept. mulls removing crested bulbul from protected species list

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has set up a panel to consider the possibility of removing the red-whiskered, or crested bulbul from the country’s list of…

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Measures planned to protect wild tigers in Thailand’s western forests

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and various environmental organisations have agreed to tighten up measures to protect wild tigers in the western forests of the country…

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Special budget needed to prevent 4,500 job cuts among Thailand’s forest rangers

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked for a special budget from the Central Fund to prevent about 4,500 forest rangers from being laid off, or faced with…

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Advance booking for visits to Thailand’s 14 national marine parks now open

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has opened advance booking, from today (Monday) through the “QueQ” application, for visits to its 14 national marine parks. Tourists can…

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Thai cabinet approves nomination of 6 parks, mangrove forest as UNESCO World Heritage sites

The Thai cabinet, at its meeting in the southern province of Krabi on Tuesday, endorsed a proposal from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to nominate six national parks…

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Tourists return to Thailand’s national parks in droves

Despite being the rainy season, the yearning for a natural environment, peace, morning fog and a cool breeze has prompted tens of thousands of Thai tourists to visit the country’s…

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Thailand’s ban on sunscreens with chemicals harmful to corals begins Wednesday

Thailand’s ban on the use of sunscreen, containing any of four chemicals deemed to be harmful to coral reefs in the country’s national parks, came into effect today (Wednesday), according…

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This aerial view handout from Thailand’s National Marine Park Operation Center in Trang taken and released on April 22, 2020

Minister Varawut orders national parks to remain open to the public

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation has been instructed, by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, to withhold an order to close down all national parks…

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Phuket’s natural attractions welcome limited numbers of tourists as island reopens Thursday

Four natural attractions in Phuket, under supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, began welcoming limited numbers of tourists today (Thursday), as the resort island reopened to fully…

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Phu Kradueng National Park

Four of Thailand’s national parks close due to concerns over COVID-19

Four of Thailand’s popular national parks have been closed to all outsiders, possibly with more to follow, due to growing concern by park officials over visitors spreading COVID-19. Mr. Sompote…

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81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon and 35 Myanmar migrant workers. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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Thailand’s 127 national parks to reopen on July 1st

Many of Thailand’s 127 national parks are to reopen, either fully or partially, as of July 1st, after three months of closure.   Mr. Jongklai Worapongsathorn, deputy director-general of the…

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Decision on reopening of Thailand’s national parks expected this Friday

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister,Woravuth Silpa-archa, will meet with senior officials from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation this Friday to decide which national parks can…

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Some of Thailand’s national parks to reopen next week

Some of Thailand’s national parks are to reopen to the public next week, after more than two months of closure to stem the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Natural Resources…

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Thailand’s national parks may be closed for three months each year

Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering closing the country’s 157 national parks for three months each year, to allow the environment there to regenerate naturally and without…

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