Tags : Turtle


Thieves steal eggs from rare leatherback turtle nest in Phang-nga

Late Friday night or early this morning, thieves stole most of the eggs from the nest of a rare leatherback turtle, which had come ashore in Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muang national park in Thailand’s southern coastal province of Phang-nga to lay. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a well-known marine scientist and chair of a working committee on rare […]Read More


Over 4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in

Customs officials and army troops seized more than 4,500 baby endangered turtles and some tropical fish from a passenger van on the Mae Sot-Tak highway in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak on Tuesday. The seized turtles include 586 Indian star tortoises, an endangered species listed in Category 1 by CITES, 75 […]Read More


First nesting of a Ridley’s turtle in 23 years on

After a 23 year absence from the beach in Thai Muang district of the southern Thai province of Phang-nga, Ridley’s turtles have returned to the beaches to breed, causing excitement among park officials. On Friday, Mr. Jatuporn Burutpat, director-general of the Marine and Coastal Resources Department, said that he had been informed by the chief […]Read More


Over 20 sea turtles beach and most die in Phuket

More than 20 sea turtles landed on two beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga provinces and most of them died with the rest being seriously injured with little chance of survival in the past two months, said Thorn Thamrongnavaswasdi, vice dean of the fisheries faculty of Kasetsart University, on Saturday. The marine scientist said that more […]Read More


915 coins found inside sick turtle

Veterinarians laboured for seven hours to remove 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes from a sea turtle suffering chronic stomach ache. “It is hard to imagine how it swallowed such a large number of coins. I’ve never seen such a case before,” said Pasakorn Brikshavana, of Chulalongkorn University’s faculty of veterinary science. Full story: Bangkok Post […]Read More


Smuggler dumps rare turtles, cobra in Sa Kaeo

SA KAEO – Up to 100 turtles and a cobra were abandoned by the side of a road after police stopped a smuggling truck headed to the Thai-Cambodian border. The officers stopped a pickup truck at a checkpoint on Road No.359 in Muang district yesterday and asked to see the driver’s licence and inspect the […]Read More


Black pond turtles rescued at Suvarnabhumi Airport

SAMUT PRAKAN, 5 May 2004 (NNT) – Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s Customs Bureau has rescued more than 200 black pond turtles in Samut Prakan Province. 225 black spotted pond turtles weighing up to 100 kilograms altogether were rescued at Suvarnabhumi International Airport while being smuggled in to the kingdom. According to Customs Bureau authorities, these adorable […]Read More