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    Tiger spotting: Only 250 in Thai forests

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 30/07/2012

    » Spotting a tiger in Thailand's forests is getting more & more difficult as tigers disappear, but Thailand still has most tigers in Asean.


    Move quickly to seize forests back from rubber planters

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 21/04/2015

    » With the blessing of the National Council for Peace and Order, the Royal Forest Department intends over the next two years to seize back one million rai of former forest that has been encroached on, cleared and planted in rubber.


    Tigers still hunted in Thai forests

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 30/06/2011

    » A blurred photo of a Hmong hilltribe man sitting on a dead tiger is clear evidence to police that the animals are still being killed in Thai wildlife sanctuaries.


    Canal tourism

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/09/2017

    » On Saturday and Sunday, the "Stepping Back To Canals" event will take place from 2.30-9pm at Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Chom Thong district, Bangkok, as part of the 250th anniversary of Thon Buri celebrations.


    Common threads

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/09/2017

    » The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.


    Reaching out from Victoria

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/09/2017

    » You don't meet very many Australian politicians who can speak Thai, but Philip Dalidakis, the minister for small business, innovation and trade with the Australian state of Victoria, has a lifelong connection with Thailand. It started two decades ago when he came to the northeastern province of Udon Thani as an exchange student in 1994.


    Are you sure you're in the right job?

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/05/2017

    » Following last week's column on the perils of picking mushrooms, I received an email from a professional mushroomologist. I thought he might embark on heroic tales from the forests and how to avoid poisonous varieties of fungi. However, his advice was quite blunt. He admitted the mushrooms he consumes "have to come wrapped in cling film in an environmentally unfriendly polystyrene carton and from an air-conditioned establishment with a name like Sainsbury's, Tesco's, Waitrose etc".

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    State officials fingered in Loei land grab

    News, King-oua Laohong, Published on 22/08/2017

    » The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has vowed to act against state officials involved in illegally issuing title deeds for 280 rai of land in a mountainous forest in Loei.

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    Peak tourism in the pink

    Spectrum, Published on 29/01/2017

    » The country's biggest "Thai sakura" field and the pristine nature of a newly opened peak in the northeastern province of Loei demonstrate that when communities return forests and apply their know-how, the returns are bigger than expected.


    Escaping the city heat

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/08/2017

    » The monsoon season may not be ideal for visiting certain places. But in the case of Phu Soi Dao, the mighty mountain and national park of Uttaradit on the border with Laos, this rainy period is the best time to climb it.

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