Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Maritime areas in Chumphon’s Pathio district declared environmental protection zones

The Thai cabinet endorsed an edict by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today (Tuesday), declaring specific areas in Pak Khlong, Chum Kho, Bang Son and Saphli sub-districts in Pathio district of the southern province of Chumphon to be environmental protection zones, in which ...

Coral-damaging sunscreens banned in marine parks

Sunscreen products with chemical compounds that are harmful to coral are now prohibited from being used in Thai marine national parks, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on Wednesday.The chemical compounds banned are Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3), Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate), 4-Methylbenzylid Camphor ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Dow-DMCR-IUCN takes mangrove conservation to the next level in the fight against global warming and marine debris

Dow Thailand in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently held a signing ceremony for a cooperation agreement on the “Dow & Thailand Mangrove Alliance”.The collaboration ...

Conserving river prawns

An all-time popular species that has no rival is the river prawn. The best way to cook prawns is to grill them medium-rare with the heads full of shiny orange, liquid fat.There is no need to cook them into a curry, stir-fried or deep-fried dish ...

Thailand reaches out to tourists for continued support to wildlife initiatives

Whilst international travel has been placed on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s wildlife has been able to flourish in both land and seas with the absence of mass tourism.Thailand’s natural resources are some of the most beautiful and famed in the world, with ...

7 swim to Koh Samui to raise marine ecosystem awareness

7 swimmers, including actor and singer Phakhin Khamwilaisak, also know as “Tono”, have begun an 82 kilometre ocean swim for over 18 days to increase public awareness of the environment and the need to reserve Thailand’s marine ecosystem. They are also raising money to buy ...

Southeast Asia’s dugongs may disappear soon

In 2019, two baby dugongs were found alive after they washed ashore in Krabi and Trang provinces, in Thailand, but sadly died not long after they were rescued. The event even caught the attention of Hollywood star, Leonardo DiCaprio who posted about it on social ...

10 ways Thailand is moving to a greener future

“Green” is not usually the word that comes to mind when speaking of Thailand, especially when you are speaking through a PM2.5 face mask. But with recent attempts to improve the environment and tackle waste, here are some positive changes to shift your attention from ...

Deer's death inspires green money-making plan

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has found a way of protecting the environment and making money while it does that — by selling the rubbish left behind by visitors.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said on Tuesday that visitors will ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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

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