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K Krachan drying out

18 Mar 2016 15:19 #3546 by rushenb
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Conflicting news.. One website says 15,000 rai, but most others updated today says 1000 rai..

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18 Mar 2016 18:44 #3547 by rushenb
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Bangkok Post reports that the fire is under control;

www.bangkokpost.com/news/environment/902...k-fire-under-control

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19 Mar 2016 03:35 - 19 Mar 2016 03:38 #3548 by Mi Ke
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hunters sets fire on their hunting habitat??


Not always, but very often.

Sometimes intentionally, to get animals/birds out - to shoot, or to get trapped in.
Sometimes occasionally, just a forgotten fire.
Sometimes as a "joke" by drunken troublemaker.

Intentional fire is not always the worst.

Such fires are one of the most disgusting and harmful side effects of poaching.
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19 Mar 2016 08:11 #3549 by rushenb
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Hi Mi Ke,

Yes. A friend told me similar things. Very disgusting.

Thanks,

Rushen

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19 Mar 2016 17:53 #3552 by rushenb
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More update on the forest fire;

We met Ranger Thun (Ranger Thon's twin) in the Kaeng Krachan Market today. He said the fire is under control, but that around 10,000 rai has burned out.

Right now I see dark clouds moving from northern parts of the park towards Kaeng Krachan town, and perhaps a bit south too.. Fingers crossed for more rain...

Cheers,

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20 Mar 2016 08:26 #3553 by Paul T
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We are just back from a trip to the Krom Kid Valley in KK (adjacent watershed valley to the Pran) - first time ever its been known to dry out according to the Rangers. Lets hope for rain.

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20 Mar 2016 09:25 #3554 by onflipflops
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So the Khomkrit river also stopped flowing now?

Clouds were building up yesterday, at least outside the park, let's hope this will eventually bring rain in the mountains.

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20 Mar 2016 17:55 - 20 Mar 2016 18:08 #3555 by Paul T
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So the Khomkrit river also stopped flowing now?


Yes. We found a few small pools up the valley which were being fed by a remnant underground flow, but other than its completely dry.

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21 Mar 2016 17:56 #3564 by Robby L
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In the BKK Post this afternoon

Fires still raging in Kaeng Krachan National Park

www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/905324/...rachan-national-park

RIP 2018 - Robby will always be remembered for his sharing of his trips and knowledge. Missed by all.

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22 Mar 2016 11:35 #3568 by rushenb
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Hi all,

With the very limited budget we have, we could only contribute around 2600 Baht, we bought number of fish cans, rice, noodles, energy drinks, water, 3 in one instant coffee & chocolate sticks and few other things. We though the "fire station" was just around the corner from Kaeng Krachan Town, but after asking number of people we found ourselves perhaps 22-25 km north from the town somewhere, I think it could be a ranger station. There were a lot of rangers/soldiers preparing to head to Pala-u area. We quickly wanted to leave things and head-back, but "forced" (!) to take some photo, some of people taking photo seemed to be from press.

Anyone want to contribute, they told us we could leave things at Pala-u area too.





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