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  • OPINION

    The Mahakan Fort mistake

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 31/10/2020

    » After booting the old Mahakan Fort community out of their homes in 2018, and turning the area into a park intended for tourists, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) recently, for the first time, tacitly admitted to its mistake.

  • OPINION

    Zoo flaws need taming

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 17/10/2020

    » It has been two weeks since the fatal shooting of Suriya Saengpong, head of the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand (ZPOT), while on an inspection trip to Songkhla Zoo. The gunman, who was the victim's subordinate, committed suicide after the killing.

  • OPINION

    Educate, not shame, litterbugs

    News, Editorial, Published on 20/09/2020

    » More than 20 million tourists visited the nation's 154 national parks in 2019, generating some 2.2 billion baht in revenue, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). Besides providing a much-needed cash influx, human carelessness or perhaps ironically a lack of care for the environment also meant that these visitors brought with them rubbish -- and lots of it -- in the form of plastic, styrofoam, glass, metal and more.

  • OPINION

    Stop vicious land grab cycle

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2020

    » Four years ago, Phu Thap Boek -- a popular mountainous attraction in Phetchabun province -- became synonymous with the success of the military regime in reclaiming forest land, or the Tuang Kuen Phuen Pa campaign when the state took back forest land from illegal occupants.

  • OPINION

    Wildlife must be protected

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 02/07/2020

    » This weekend, Khao Yai National Park is expected to welcome back a large number of tourists after a long break imposed under restriction measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

  • OPINION

    Why futile wars on drugs persist

    News, Editorial, Published on 31/05/2020

    » This month, two international rights advocate groups highlighted "drug war" killings as a result of the brutal campaign initiated in 2016 by Rodrigo Duterte, the maverick president of the Philippines.

  • OPINION

    Nature wins in virus crisis

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/05/2020

    » The Covid-19 pandemic has brought severe losses to the economy and been a serious threat to human health. However, the lockdown is a blessing in disguise for nature and ecology in Thailand.

  • OPINION

    Park act needs public input

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 15/05/2020

    » As a matter of principle, for any law or regulation with adverse effects on people, there must be a process to incorporate public opinion, especially those of stakeholders.

  • OPINION

    A Wuhan in the making?

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/03/2020

    » The Chinese government may have closed down the wet market in Wuhan where the coronavirus is believed to have originated. But in the heart of Bangkok, a "Wuhan in the making" continues to operate as usual at Chatuchak Weekend Market, where trade in wild animals has taken place for years.

  • OPINION

    Learn from Phu Kradueng fire

    News, Editorial, Published on 23/02/2020

    » A recent bushfire that destroyed vast forest area in Phu Kradueng National Park in the northeastern province of Loei is a wake-up call for better forest management in the park, one of the country's best known destinations.

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