• 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.
  • 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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  • 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, 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, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    We want our homes back, not money, say Karen forest dwellers
    KAREN FOREST dwellers have vowed to fight on for their right to return to their old homes in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park, despite a court ruling yesterday.
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:12
    Karen dismayed as Phetchaburi forest eviction upheld
    A centenarian and five other ethnic Karen plaintiffs have won compensation after forestry officials burnt down their homes in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park in 2012 – but not the right to return to the place they had long called home.
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
    Karen brace for final verdict on forest eviction
    THE SUPREME Administrative Court will today read the verdict in the administrative lawsuit over the 2010 forced eviction of the Karen community from Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park.
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 15:54
    Speaker-equipped drone helps drive away wild elephants
    Phetchaburi Rajabhat University academics have used on a trial basis a drone equipped with speakers blaring a recording of bee sounds to drive away wild elephants from the La Au forest in Hua Hin district, Kaeng Krachan National Park official Mana Phermpoon said on Sunday.
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  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:37
    Elephants attempt to pick pineapples from lorry
    Wild elephants blocked the road near Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi in an apparent effort to collect pineapples as a “toll” from a passing lorry.
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