Conservation of Kui Buri National Park

Kui Buri National Park has a beautiful ecosystem not altered by human exploitation and occupation. The park is located in the Tenasserim Hills in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Yingluck Shinawatra, the Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister, visited the extraordinary terrain while discussing on the province’s plans for forestry and protection of wildlife.   Advertisements

Thailand’s Partnership with the US: Dr. Surapong and John Kerry

The remarks of US Secretary Kerry and Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Treaty Room in Washington D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. It’s my great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Surapong from Thailand here. Let me first congratulate him, congratulate His Majesty, the King of Thailand, who […]

Protecting Thailand’s National Icon: The Elephant

Poaching for international trade has escalated dramatically in recent years and is now the greatest threat to many of WWF’s and TRAFFIC’s flagship species. Poaching for the illegal ivory trade is having a devastating impact on wild elephants, particularly in Central Africa where many populations are plummeting towards local extinction; tens of thousand of elephants are […]

Avoiding Violent Images for an Anti-Poaching Campaign

Avoiding Violent Images for an Anti-Poaching Campaign DISTURBING online videos document the illegal killing and trade of wildlife, including film of poachers who shoot elephants with AK-47 assault rifles to take only their tusks, and poachers who shoot rhinoceroses with tranquilizer guns and remove their horns with chain saws. But the World Wildlife Fund, whose causes include fighting the […]

Thailand: Increasing Steps in Anti-Ivory Trafficking

Thailand’s National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has instructed local ivory traders to beware of involvement with the illegal ivory trade. Deputy Director-General Theerapat Prayoonsit presided over a meeting of 60 local traders to educate them about the new regulations in order to prevent illegal ivory trade. The department asked for cooperation from ivory traders […]