Forests and forestry

Forest protection

Guardians of the forest: six rifles and one bullet a day

In late 2012, a fire threatened to engulf the community forest of Huai Hin Kao village in Nong Khai’s Pho Tak district. Twenty local men followed the village chief’s call to help tackle the flames that came dangerously close to the community. “I learned afterwards that ...

Recognition of Public Health Threats from Live Animal Markets Called for in the Wake of Human Coronavirus Outbreak

Closing live animal markets that trade in wildlife, strengthening efforts to combat trafficking of wild animals, and working to change dangerous wildlife consumption behaviours are all needed, said the leading wildlife conservation group, WCS. With the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) ...

Illegal logger becomes dedicated forest ranger

Điểu Long used to be one of the most notorious illegal loggers in the southern province of Bình Phước. He joined a gang of illegal loggers at the age of 15 to hunt wild animals or chop down trees in Bù Gia Mập National Park. But now, ironically, Long ...

Patrol finds 200 snares in forest community

More than 200 illegal snares have over the past two weeks been removed from the Prambei Mom Forest community area in Kampong Speu’s Thpong district. Liv Sarum said on Thursday that patrols of the forest community in Prambei Mom commune found the traps, with 117 of ...

Long Kimmarita

Soc Trang's forest co-management model helps improve locals’ incomes

The co-management model for mangrove forest protection in Soc Trang province has improved livelihoods in local communities and efficiently protects forests. Located south of the Hau River, the southern-most tributary of the Mekong River, Soc Trang has faced the impacts of climate change, including coastal erosion. Human activities ...

Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

The world has long associated plummeting populations of Southeast Asian wildlife with news of forest degradation and poignant images of deforested lands. Recent studies, however, bring to light another human practice that’s been driving the decline of wildlife numbers in these ecosystems. Researchers from the Leibniz ...

Cross-border cooperation crucial to conserve wildlife

A heavy mist hung over the Mekong River as the first arrest under Thailand’s new Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act took place at Cham Pong Pier, the entry point for the Cham Pong morning market. This market, located in Wiang Kaen district, Chiang Rai province, ...

Mia Signs

Forest fire season sparks warning

The Environment Ministry has issued guidelines to all provincial departments and local authorities to aid in the prevention of forest fires during the dry season. Environment Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra yesterday said forest fires in the country often occur during the dry season. He said his ministry ...

Mom Kunthear

Forest management conference looks at ways to improve resources protection

It is forecast that climate change will increase the risk of forest fires next year, therefore concerned organisations should be vigilant and prepare for fire prevention and control. Deputy Director of the Department of Forest Management Do Trong Kim made the statement at a conference held in the northern mountainous province ...

Illegal snares killing SE Asia wildlife

The animals of Southeast Asia’s tropical rainforests are under threat. As if deforestation and habitat degradation weren’t enough to contend with, cheap, easy-to-produce illegal snares are being set at an alarming rate in the last refuges for wildlife in the region, indiscriminately killing and maiming ...

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