Covid closure brings rare wildlife back to Songkhla national park

Images of hornbills and other rare wild animals taken in Songkhla’s Khao Nam Khang National Park were posted on the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Facebook page on Sunday.Parit Narasaritkul, the national park’s chief, said the discovery of up to 200 plain-pouched ...

The Nation Reporter

Saving  kingdom's  tigers

In the wild, tigers play the role of apex predator. The biggest of the wild cats can roam almost 300 kilometres to find food and mates, and they very rarely come into contact with other tigers or people.Unfortunately, the number of wild tigers in Thailand ...

Thana Boonlert

Anti-wildlife trafficking groups target viral origin

Conservationists are demanding an end to the wildlife trade to stamp out the root cause of zoonotic outbreaks such as the coronavirus pandemic, which likely originated at a wet market in Wuhan, China and has infected more than 2,800 people in Thailand.Speaking at the Foreign ...

Thana Boonlert

Dams lead to extinction

Before being officially declared extinct by scientists late last month, the Chinese paddlefish, a native to the Yangtze River system, had been listed along with the Mekong giant catfish as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.The extinction of the paddlefish, one ...


Dead deer found in Thailand with 7kg of plastic in stomach

A wild deer was found dead after swallowing 7kg of plastic bags and other trash in Thailand, an official said on Tuesday (Nov 26), raising the alarm on waste littering the country’s waters and forests.The country is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic, ...

ASEAN wildlife under threat from illegal hunting

Illegal hunting poses a greater threat to ASEAN’s wildlife than earlier thought according to a study published in the Communications Biology journal last week. The research in three ASEAN countries showed that maintaining habitat quality as a means of protecting tropical biodiversity is, by itself, ...

Jason Thomas

Livestock dept looks into maintaining health of wildlife

The director general of Department of Livestock Development, Sorawit Thanito, presided over a meeting on Thursday (October 24) to discuss the potential of looking after wildlife.“The department will support, help and develop operations on providing healthcare for wildlife. The aim is to also promote Mahidol ...

The Nation Reporter

Khao Yai elephant carcass dismembered

The corpse of one wild elephant has been dismembered and removed from Haew Narok waterfall as the operation to clear the area was battered by heavy rains over Khao Yai National Park on Friday.Park officials, with help from veterinarians and volunteers of the Disaster Response ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Plans for a stable in sea to protect baby dugong from storms

Marine Park officials, veterinarians from the Department of National Parks (DNP) and experts at Chulalongkorn University are looking for ways to protect the recently rescued dugong Mariam from strong waves in the upcoming storm season.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Concern grows over lifting ban on elephant exports

Animal-rights activists are up in arms over the Commerce Ministry’s plan to legalise the export of live domesticated elephants, saying the elephants could be harmed during transportation abroad – and wild elephants would likely pay a price too.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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