Environment And Nature

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Jan 12, 2018

Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Nov 15, 2017

Firefighters in Thailand's capital get several urgent distress calls a day that don't involve rushing into burning buildings but rather handling a far more common problem: snakes

Thailand seizes rhino horns, arrests suspected smugglers

Oct 11, 2017

Thai authorities have arrested two Chinese citizens suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns worth about $300,000 through Bangkok's main airport

To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

Sep 17, 2017

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings

Thai villagers win 10-year lawsuit over mining pollution

Sep 12, 2017

The lawyer for a group of villagers in Thailand who won a 10-year lawsuit against a mining company for polluting their land and water says he is prepared to take further legal action if the company does not pay up

More than 100 endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

Aug 31, 2017

Thai customs officials seize more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal

Thai police say they made progress in ivory trade crackdown

Jul 8, 2017

Police and conservationists say efforts by Thailand's government to curb sales of ivory have been successful following criticism of widespread trafficking in the country

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Watchdog says Vietnamese officials bribed by log smugglers

May 8, 2017

An environmental watchdog group is accusing Vietnamese officials of taking payoffs to ignore smuggling of expensive lumber from neighboring Cambodia

Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers

Mar 28, 2017

Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300

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