Tags : Mekong River

Isan

Two suspected wildlife smugglers detained with 1,000 animals

NONG KHAI, July 5 – Two wildlife smugglers on Tuesday were arrested in the northeastern province of Nong Khai while transporting 1,000 wild animals worth a half million baht (about US$1700) in Pak Khat district, according to Pol Col Niwat Duangcharat of Fao Rai Police Station. Personnel from Forest Protection Unit 1 and Nong Khai […]Read More

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Bung Kan Is Thailand’s 77th Province

Bung Kan will officially become Thailand’s newest province or the country’s 77th province when it is published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. Bung Kan is carved out of Nong Khai province along the Mekong River in the northeast region known as Isan. It shares the border with Laos in the north east across the […]Read More

Isan

Malaria remains a threat in Thailand border areas: WHO

Border areas between Cambodia and Thailand have been free of the threat of war for years but remain home to another deadly foe – malaria, a disease that badly needs effective measures and cooperation from countries in the region to control, said the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, the situation on the other side of […]Read More

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Mekong Runs Dry

Is this the future? The River Mekong running dry for much of the year, putting at risk the lives and livelihoods of the 50 million people who rely upon the river downstream –there are some fairly grim photos of this available now. One immediate effect of this has been the stranding of a number of […]Read More

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Increasing Numbers of N.Korean Refugees Head to Thailand

An increasing number of North Korean refugees are arriving in northern Thailand, fleeing poverty and political oppression at home. Two North Koreans turn away as a group of journalists and refugee activists attempt to talk to them. They were spotted on the side of the road along Thailand’s border with Laos. Several more ran as […]Read More

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A river becoming a road to ruin

Dams and rock-blasting projects are destroying biodiversity and traditional cultures of the Mekong The groans and grumbles emanating from Thai villages along the banks of the Mekong right now suggest that the river is in serious trouble. Villagers are complaining that Chinese dams upstream are causing unseasonably high and low levels that are disrupting river […]Read More