• Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00
    Thai parks’ protectors must recognise ethnic group's rights, experts say
    THAILAND must follow the example of neighbouring countries and honour the constitutional right of Karen people in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park to live on what has been their ancestral land for centuries, say academics.
  • Sat, 24 Nov 2018 11:30
    SPECIAL REPORT: Visitor limits based on ‘carrying capacity’ give parks another chance
    As the high season has arrived, it’s not only Kaeng Krachan, the country’s largest national park entangled with latest objections to its road improvement, that is facing pressure of increased tourist visits.
  • Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:38
    Suspects in killing of protected serow surrender to park officers
    Father and son hunters surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, after a provincial court issued arrest warrants over the killing of a protected serow in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park on November 17.
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  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Park road fight a watershed moment
    At first it seemed to be just a minor issue about a road project in one national park. But as the public last month learned that the plan was to overhaul the entire route through the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park, the fierce debate and arguments exploded on social media and triggered organised public events.
  • Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Kaeng Krachan's main priority: tourism or wildlife protection?
    As his car approached the Sam Yod checkpoint set up at KM 1 on Sam Yod-Bang Krang-Phanoen Thung road, the most popular tourist route in Kaeng Krachan National Park, park chief Mana Phermpool pulled over to ask his subordinates about the number of visitors on the first day of high season.
  • Tue, 06 Nov 2018 01:00
    Divided opinions cast shadow over Kaeng Krachan park road project
    A CONTROVERSIAL road-improvement project in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province remained in limbo yesterday as park officials and critics of the project stuck to their positions.
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
    Road project in Kaeng Krachan park halted as environmentalists attack plan
    THE NATIONAL Parks Department has ordered suspension of the road surface improvement project planned for the damaged 18km asphalt route running to the famed Phanoen Thung mountain top in the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province.
  • Sun, 04 Nov 2018 16:35
    Rights groups press for rehabilitation of Karen in national park
    Several human rights organisations have demanded that the government allow ethnic Karen to return to their old community site inside the Kaeng Krachan National Park.
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  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:16
    Satun nurse drowns in Phetchaburi River dinghy accident
    A nurse from Satun drowned in the Phetchaburi River after her rubber dinghy hit a bridge pillar in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan district on Wednesday.
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  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:00
    Kaeng Krachan road project kicks off despite concerns
    DESPITE concerns over the environmental impact a concrete road inside Kaeng Krachan National Park would have, and the absence of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project, park officials said building of the road will begin next month.
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Road upgrade in Kaeng Krachan Park has nature lovers howling
    THE SUPPOSEDLY protected environment and biodiversity of Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi are being endangered by a concrete road soon to be built through the park’s jungle, environmentalists say.
  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:41
    Unesco visits Kui Buri park to gauge situation
    Representatives of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee visited the Kui Buri National Park on Sunday to gather information about the conflicts it has been hit with, and gauge if the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, which it is part of, can be granted the World Heritage Site status.
  • Sun, 09 Sep 2018 16:58
    Elephant may have died while miscarrying
    A pregnant elephant was found dead near Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi on Saturday. A preliminary examination indicated she might have died miscarrying.
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  • Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00
    Phetchaburi town swamped as dam releases water, river overflows
    THE PHETCHABURI River has overflowed, leaving its riverside areas flooded for a stretch of at least 60 kilometres.
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:36
    Phetchaburi River on verge of breaching
    The level of the Phetchaburi River is under close scrutiny at the Special Centre for Crisis Management as water released from Kaeng Krachan Dam could cause overflows in the province’s Muang district later on Tuesday.
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