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Government to hold National Thai Elephant Day celebration

BANGKOK, 26 January 2012 (NNT) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is prepared to organize the National Thai Elephant Day celebration to raise public awareness of the pachyderm conservation and to remind people of the legendary Thai elephants. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk revealed that the celebration will be held at […]Read More

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Thai authorities seize endangered species anteaters in Nong Khai

NONG KHAI, Dec 26 – Thai Army rangers rescued 74 endangered species pangolins from a syndicate of wildlife smugglers in this northeastern province bordering the Lao PDR, according to the Nong Khai Natural Resources and Environment Office. Although international trade is banned, the scales and pangolin meat are in high demand as medicine in Vietnam […]Read More

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50 endangered pangolins seized in southern Thailand

NARATHIWAT, Nov 22 – Fifty pangolins, also called ‘scaly anteaters’ and a protected wildlife species, bound for China were intercepted by the Thai authorities on Tuesday morning in this southern border province. Four local men were arrested at a road checkpoint in the provincial seat while driving a pick-up truck carrying 50 of the endangered […]Read More

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100 crocodiles escaped from a flooded farm in Uthai Thani

With about 100 crocodiles escaping from a flooded farm in Uthai Thani province, the Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has sought to calm fears that the animals may attack people. It says crocodiles raised in captivity have no instinct to attack humans. Read more: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POSTRead More

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Wildlife officials to keep a close watch on Bangkok’s Chatuchak

BANGKOK 3 October, 2011 (NNT) – The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of Thailand has stepped up its anti-wildlife trade efforts. Aside from intercepting animal smuggling at border areas, a special body will set up to watch out for wildlife trade in Bangkok. The National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department chief […]Read More

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Thai Police Rescue Rare Animals From Dinner Tables

Police in Thailand have rescued almost 100 pangolins — members of a protected animal species that is valued as a food delicacy in China and Vietnam. Police Monday displayed the 97 pangolins, which were found in the back of a pickup truck that tried to evade a checkpoint in southern Thailand Sunday evening. The driver […]Read More

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Crocodiles escape from flooded farm in Pattaya, Thailand

Thai teams on Tuesday captured 22 crocodiles that had escaped from a flooded farm near a popular beach resort and were hunting for more of the missing reptiles. The animals escaped the Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm in Pattaya, 100 kilometres south-east of Bangkok, after heavy rain triggered a flood that washed through […]Read More

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Dogs saved in Thailand from dinner tables, but still in

The lives of almost 2,000 dogs have been saved just in time, before they were to be transported to a neighbouring country to be cooked and eaten. But although they have been saved from dog-trader gangs, no one can guarantee they will be safe and survive in their crowded cages while a shortage of food […]Read More