In the news ---- (Q1 2013)

5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #649 by Paul T
1) New National Parks boss drops predecessor's approach to encroachment

New approach from new DG of DNP

2) DNP seeks Bt9bn for reforestation

nine billion needed

3) 'Forest protector' aiming at politics. Former DNP chief wants to continue fight over park lands

Damrong interview on his conservation stance

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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #651 by Paul T
Replied by Paul T on topic In the news ---- (Q1 2013)
a) Will cars be banned from Khao Yai?

No cars in Khao Yai in future?

Note: its has long been the plan of the DNP to facilitate a change to the demographic/usage of many parks to stop the parks being used in ways that do not fully meet with the DNPs mandate. There are many instances which it rightly wishes to stop and I am assuming that they include: ad hoc political rallies (the Reds drive en masse in KY flying their flags at least 3 times a year) ; drunken binging groups ; ad hoc rallies of any kind ; drivers taking short cuts ; drivers using parks just to drive ; and party groups. The idea of a car ban is interesting, I have to admit it would make visiting Khao Yai hard for me BUT no one can deny that Khao Yai does have a serious car problem.

I have to add, that I think the reporting may be a little sensationalist as, IMHO, I am not sure a full car ban would ever be brought in.

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