× Over 400 species of birds are known to occur within the Park’s boundaries, and 57 mammals. Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Fea’s muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar.

Karen dismayed as Phetchaburi forest eviction upheld

12 Jun 2018 19:02 - 17 Jun 2018 12:39 #4958 by Robby L
A centenarian and five other ethnic Karen plaintiffs have won compensation after forestry officials burnt down their homes in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park in 2012 – but not the right to return to the place they had long called home.

Although the Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled in their favour, the six – including the Karen community’s 107-year-old spiritual leader Ko-I – expressed dismay at the verdict

“Actually, we don’t want money. Grandpa Ko-I just wants to go back home,” Ko-I’s granddaughter-in-law Pinnapa Prueksaphan said after hearing the court’s ruling.

Ko-I is also a leading campaigner for the rights of the Karen people. One of his grandsons, Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, disappeared in 2014 after last being seen in the custody of forestry officials. His suspected enforced disappearance made international headlines.


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17 Jun 2018 12:39 - 18 Jun 2018 11:04 #4959 by Paul T
Great spot Robby - this is indeed important to us all as wildlife lovers.

The Nation also has good article on this story and its background at www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30347506

The last couple of sentences made me laugh - the case is about law and the issues of law have now been judged upon. Nobody, yet nobody in the press considers the affects on wildlife that have already taken place in similar areas of minority expansion in Thailand (i.e the north). I may adopt a tiger mask and protest their extinction - I am sure the media will not care unless I can demonstrate that I can sell a story for them with my actions - news is only news if ..........

Does anyone know where Ban Bangkloi Bon is on Google Earth? The helicopter shots of the area used by the DNP show the area that was cleared by the individuals to be surrounded by hilled forest.

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24 Jun 2018 21:37 - 24 Jun 2018 21:40 #4972 by INFO
An interesting article here ... we make no comment ..... we leave it to you to read between the lines and make your mind up who is "right" and who is "wrong" and who wants the best for the forest .....


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