• 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.
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    New RFD chief hits out over ‘slanderous’ bribery accusations
    THE ROYAL Forestry Department is going after some people who had released three letters accusing its former deputy director-general of being involved in bribery in a high-profile logging case for his promotion to the position of director-general.
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:46
    RFD fires Kamphaeng Phet forest patrol officer  after teak log falls from his pickup during chase
    The Royal Forestry Department (RFD) has sacked another forest patrol officer, this time in Kamphaeng Phet province, after a teak log was found to have fallen from a pickup truck allegedly driven by him during a chase.
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
    CPK International faces RFD lawsuit for encroachment
    CPK INTERNATIONAL, on whose board Italian-Thai Development president Premchai Karnasuta sits as a director, has been threatened with a civil lawsuit by the Royal Forestry Department.
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 16:32
    Students join walk through forest in Doi Suthep
    Many students on Sunday took part in a walk organised by the Royal Forest Department and green networks through a forest at the foot of Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep Mountain.
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 21:18
    Task force raids Petchabun resorts
    An integrated task force under the leadership of the Royal Forestry Department to suppress encroachment upon forest reserves and land authorised for special settlements in Petchabun’s popular resort town of Khao Kho has raided 15 more resorts as part of a two-week operation.
  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:27
    Chiang Rai forestry official fired over illegal logging
    A temporary Royal Forestry Department official in Chiang Rai has been sacked for allegedly helping illegal loggers transport timber near the Mekong River.
  • Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:43
    Lemon for the forest
    The Landmark Bangkok follows in His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s footsteps by dedicating its annual environmental awareness campaign to the Royal Forest project.
  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:01
    Deadly tourist attraction blast ‘aimed a demolition officials’
    The fatal explosion at Phetchabun tourist attraction Phu Tab Berk village on Sunday was designed to target officials tasked with overseeing the demolition of illegally built resorts on forestland this week, Royal Forestry Department deputy chief Atthapol Charoenchansa said on Monday. 
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:05
    Royal forest the setting for ‘Chon Buri Cycling’
    “Chon Buri Cycling 2017” coming up in the eastern province next Sunday (September 24) is part of an “Excite & Experience” campaign and a great chance to see the royally initiated Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation Project.
  • Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:00
    CPF leads drive to restore forest areas
    A LARGE, noisy drone flies overhead as 3,000 volunteers from agro giant Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and other crop firms, members of the Royal Forestry Department, the armed forces and conservation agencies plant saplings in an effort to reforest 6,000 rai in Lop Buri province.
  • Tue, 04 Jul 2017 18:37
    Zipline business under investigation for forest encroachment
    PHUKET: A team of officials from the Royal Forestry Department (RFD) on Monday visited four ziplining facilities in Phuket and uncovered one allegedly guilty of forest encroachment.
  • Sun, 21 May 2017 01:00
    Task forces fight sophisticated forest crimes
    The government has initiated a new forest-protection operations centre to crack down on encroachment and exploitation. New director Athapol Charoenshunsa, who heads the Royal Forestry Department (RFD)’s Forest Protection and Fire Control Bureau, tells The Sunday Nation’s Piyaporn Wongruang why the new agency is desperately needed.
  • Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:54
    ‘Illegally-planted’ coconut trees found on disputed Naka Noi land
    PHUKET: Royal Forestry Department officers yesterday responded to a complaint regarding a plantation of coconut trees on public land at Naka Noi island, the ownership of which the Land Department had already revoked last year.
  • Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:30
    All aflutter at The Mall
    To open young people’s minds to new and exciting experiences during the long school holidays, the Mall Group has joined with the Royal Forest Department, the Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO), and Thai Nam Thip in organising the second edition of "The Mall Pet Show 2”.
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