In the news...(Q4 2012)

5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #603 by trekker
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A selection of recent interesting news items from the local media concerning Thailand's Protected Areas......

1. Former parks chief launches political party
Damrong continues fight to save forests


A new political party to be formed

2. Wildlife trade clampdown touted ahead of Cites meet

CITIES crackdown

3. PM to personally interview candidates for DNP chief

Yingluck to interview candidates

4. DSI declares Khao Yai land deeds unlawful

encroachment in Khao Yai caught

5. Bird watchers concerned as access to Khao Yai curbed

trail closures

6. Big-wigs 'threaten park rangers'

Big-wigs 'threaten park rangers'

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5 years 5 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #604 by trekker
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National parks reveal earnings on daily basis



Ex DNP staff form a new political party

New Political party registered by ex-Chief of DNP

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5 years 5 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #608 by trekker
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ONEP delays approval of Mae Wong Dam Impact Assessment and asks for more information to be added

ONEP ask for chnages to Mae Wong IA


A selection of articles regarding the recent issues in southern Thailand concerning tiger attacks and the subsequent killing of a wild tiger (pls note it is not known that this is the tiger that was responsible for the attack concerned)............


AU article

Telegraph article

UPI Asia article

WFFT post

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #610 by trekker
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The booze ban is partially lifted in National Parks

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Big Bikes banned from Khao Yai National Park

Booze OK - Big bikes banned


...........and within 24 hours the D-G is under fire from some parties over the partial booze ban lift. BUT I think he should be commended for his common sense and actions. Why should the majority who enjoy alcohol responsibly be made to desist from a socialable drink? Is my enjoying a nice tot of my favourite whisky on a cold mountain side at night with friends the end of society as we know it? Am I the harbringer of doom to the world as we know it? I think not. I wish to thank Khun Manaphat Huamuengkaew for his pragmatism and common sense.

Some question lifting of booze ban

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5 years 4 months ago #611 by trekker
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The removal of resorts illegally built on National Park protected areas to continue

and the rotation of park chiefs to commence again

Illegal hotels destruction to continue

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