Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

2020 Northern Thailand forest fires snapshot

Situation As Thailand and the rest of the world continue to fight the COVID 19 pandemic, the North of Thailand is fighting a different battle. For over two months now provinces in the north have been blanketed by haze and smoke from ravaging forest fires. Forest fires ...

WWF-TH

Thailand’s marine life is rebounding during Covid-19 crisis

The Marine National Park in the southern province of Trang spotted 4 dugongs, 4 dolphins and 8 sea turtles offshore near Hat Chao Mai National Park. The MNP and Hat Chao Mai National Park conducted the observation by sea and air covering the areas abundant ...

Sean Kelly

Govt seeks Myanmar, Laos talks to deal with haze

Thailand will seek talks with Myanmar and Laos to lend strength to the fight against haze and smog pollution, according to Jatuporn Buruspat, the natural resources and environment permanent secretary. The government will seek cooperation from Myanmar and Laos authorities to jointly deal with the seasonal ...

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

NGOs unite to protect 937ha forest in Kampong Speu

Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity. Community forest chief Soeun Lay told The Post on Tuesday that the protected area consists of different ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Cambodia: Building a Nested System to Protect Remaining Forests

We didn’t expect a junkyard in the jungle, but that’s what we found: chainsaws – hundreds of them – piled high, along with old trucks, dozens of battered cars, countless motorbikes and scores of giant, illegally-harvested timbers.  It had all been confiscated by rangers working ...

Quentin Renard, Sovanna Nhem, Chivin Leng, Jeff Silverman, and Donna Lee

Survey Finds Decade-High Numbers of Irrawaddy Dolphins

The number of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins found in Myanmar this year has increased to 79, the highest in a decade, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society of Myanmar (WCS). The numbers include seven calves aged three months or younger. The Irrawaddy dolphins can also be found ...

Zarni Mann

Monk, forest chief proclaims his love for wildlife, decries poachers

A community forest chief in Oddar Meanchey province has appealed to poachers to stop destroying wildlife and to all Cambodians to respect and love the Kingdom’s rich biodiversity. Speaking to The Post on Monday, the Venerable Bun Saluth, head of the Sorng Rukhavorn community forest, expressed ...

Khorn Savi

The Mekong is on the cusp of an ecological catastrophe

People living along the banks of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand were recently amazed to see the river’s water turn light blue and become so transparent that they could see the sandbars underneath. It was an eye-catching sight and the phenomenon boosted tourism ...

Darunee Sukanan

Thailand returns orangutans to their Indonesian homeland

Wildlife authorities in Thailand sent two orangutans back to Indonesia on Friday as part of a collaborative effort to combat illicit wildlife trade. Ten-year-old female Cola and 7-year-old male Giant were transported from wildlife sanctuaries in the western province of Ratchaburi to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, where ...

Busaba Sivasomboon

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

Time is running out for Thailand’s dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. The species, known by the scientific name Rhinoplax vigil, is listed as “critically endangered” by the International ...

Busaba Sivasomboon

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