• Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:01
    Stressed-out Saraburi mum dissuaded from self-harm
    A 22-year-old mother of three gave authorities in Saraburi a scare on Sunday night when she threatened to take her own life and the lives of her children and then fled into a forest holding a knife to her throat.
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  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:00
    Watermelons found near killed monkeys tested for poison
    Half-eaten watermelons – found near the area where 20 long-tailed macaques were found dead in Rayong's Klaeng district – are being tested to determine if they were laced with poison, a source at the provincial forestry office said on Thursday.
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  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:15
    Child dies as malaria outbreak hits Maniq tribal people
    A child has died and at least five others are bed-ridden following an outbreak of malaria that has hit a group of Maniq or Mani tribal people in the forest in Phatthalung's Pa Bon district over the past two months.
    national
  • Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00
    Doi Suthep network boycotts meeting, wants a clearer stance from PM on rehabilitation of forest
    THE NETWORK to Reclaim Doi Suthep Forest yesterday boycotted a meeting, as it pressed the government to make clear its stance on the rehabilitation of the forest that was encroached on by now-abandoned residences for judges and court officials.
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  • Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:00
    Stung by evidence of internal graft, Forest Department launches purge
    Seeking to purge all the “bad apples”, the Royal Forest Department (RFD) is trying to determine whether six of its officials recently sacked for selling protected phayung (Siamese rosewood) to a Chinese investor had links to a transnational logging and smuggling gang and whether any other officials were involved.
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  • Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:48
    Elephants collared in move to reduce conflicts with humans
    Three elephants in Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary of Chachoengsao province are the first to get collars as part of a measure to reduce the risk of human-elephant conflicts in the restricted forested areas in the East.
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  • Sat, 29 Dec 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: New forest policy over conflicting claims needs widening public participation
    Somsak Saelao’s community of Pang Kob is isolated, situated close to the top of the Khun Nan mountain, and follows the traditional way of life of the Hmong hilltribe.
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  • Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:19
    Two Russian tourists lost in Phang Nga forest found safe
    Officers spent more than four hours looking for two Russian tourists who had gone missing in Phang Nga’s Sa Nang Manora Forest Park on Tuesday night and eventually found them safe.
    Around Thailand
  • Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:38
    Gatekeeper at Japan's 'Suicide Forest' hopes music can save lives
    Narusawa - From his hut on the edge of Japan's "Suicide Forest", Kyochi Watanabe blasts John Lennon's "Imagine" into the night -- hoping that music can lift people from their despair before it's too late.
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  • Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:00
    Latest forest policy move may be a boon for forest dwellers
    THE GOVERNMENT’S latest policy addressing the problem of overlapping rights on forested land will be a major turning point for residents, as it will allow them to live in forested areas and sustain themselves legally and also bring a halt to further encroachment, officials said yesterday.
    national
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:16
    Endangered Malacca Teak trees cut down in Khao Daeng forest
    Forestry officials and police in Songkhla's Saba Yoy district on Thursday found two Iron Wood (Malacca Teak) trees, one aged 100 years and the other 60 years, that had been cut down and processed into 178 planks in Khao Daeng forest.
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  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:15
    Maya Bay boundary installed to block tourist access
    Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim on Wednesday said officials installed tiny boundary buoys and red flags to warn tourists not to swim into Maya Bay, which has been closed indefinitely to allow a full recovery of the coral reef, mangrove forest and general ecosystem.
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  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:54
    Northern Thailand: Where the wild Himalayan cherry blooms
    You don’t have to travel far to experience cherry blossom season. Each year from December to January, the highlands of northern Thailand – where the weather is cold and the region is swept by the chill breeze of winter – transform into a fervent pink forest.
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  • Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:00
    Report: Forest governance needed to ensure good cuts of greenhouse gases and healthy forests, says experts
    SOMSAK SAE-LAO, an assistant village chief in the small Nan community of Pang Kob, still has no idea whether his villagers could be subject to any benefits for helping protect surrounding forest under a global scheme known as REDD+, if implemented here.
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  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:46
    Forest officials respond to Facebook storm, defend refusing trucks entry to wildlife sanctuary
    Various “volunteer-spirit tourist” groups comprising 43 off-road trucks were not allowed to enter Kanchanaburi’s Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary during December 8-9 because they failed to adhere to the rules and conditions for gaining access, according to sanctuary chief Wichien Chinnawong.
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