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    A dying breed

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 31/07/2013

    » Of all the mammals in Thailand, the wild elephant is probably the most important indicator species of a disappearing wilderness. A century ago, there were more than a 100,000 elephants found in the country when 75% of the Kingdom was still covered by forest. Just north and east of Bangkok, these huge mammals thrived in the marshlands and forests near the city.

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    Burning bright: Nine tigers in seven days

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 24/04/2013

    » When the tiger evolved in southern China some 2 million years ago, the species radiated out, north to Siberia and west to the area around the Caspian Sea. The Himalayas prevented them from moving south into Nepal and India.

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    Patrimony imperilled

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 27/02/2012

    » Some 60 million years ago, the tectonic plate on which the Indian subcontinent rests precipitated a collision that creating a ripple effect across Southeast Asia, the uplifting of land causing the formation over time of many mountain ranges. Most of these run from north to south creating a blanket upshot across northern Thailand as well as areas in Myanmar and Laos. This terrain is divided into many mountains and valleys with rivers that bring life to the region and its people.

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    Amazing Biodiversity in jeopardy

    Life, L. Bruce Kekulé, Published on 26/03/2012

    » On Dec 8, 1941, the same day of the Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii (Dec 7 in the US), the Japanese Imperial Army invaded Thailand with thousands of troops and settled in. Sometime in 1942, a decision was made to build a railway from Bangkok to Burma and beyond through the thick malaria- and tiger-infested jungles in Kanchanaburi province using Allied and Asian prisoners of war as construction labour.

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