Tags : Wildlife


Two western tourists to be deported for catching protected marine

Two western tourists, who took a selfie of themselves holding one of Thailand’s species of protected marine wildlife while scuba diving, are to be deported after their tourist visas were revoked. The pair were identified as A. O., a Hungarian national, and F. S., an Italian citizen. Mr. O. is a diving instructor who also […]Read More


600 monkeys in Hua Hin to be sterilized to control

Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has launched a program to sterilize 600 long-tailed macaque monkeys in the Khao Takiab and Khan Hin Lek Fai hills, in the seaside town of Hua Hin, in an effort to keep the ape population at a manageable level. The mass sterilization, the third round of which […]Read More


Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest at 9.35pm today (Thursday) after suffering indigestion and gastroparesis over the past few days. A Facebook post by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources […]Read More


Italian Thai CEO released on bail after hearing more charges

BANGKOK, 15th March 2018 (NNT) – Italian Thai Co Ltd CEO Premchai Karnasutra has heard three more charges stemming from his alleged illegal wildlife hunt and has been released on a bond of 300,000 baht and on the condition that he remain in the country. The CEO heard the additional charges at the Natural Environment […]Read More


Highway 3259 to be permanently closed in one year to

The government will close Highway 3259 which runs through Chachoengsao’s Khao Ang Rue Nai wildlife sanctuary in one year, Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan said on Monday. He said the highway would be closed permanently after the new 45-kilometre road now under construction was expected to complete soon. Full story: thaipbs.or.th By Thai PBSRead More


Skin of reserve animal seized at border market in Nong

NONG KHAI, 18TH February 2018 (NNT) – A Lao woman has been arrested for selling the skins of wild animals at a market on the Thai-Lao border in Nong Khai province. On Sunday, Nong Khai Governor Ronnachai Chitwiset led officers to inspect the market at a temporary border checkpoint in Rattanawapi district to prevent the […]Read More


PM, Environment Minister confirm legal action over ItalThai President caught

BANGKOK, 7th February 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, have both confirmed that anyone found to be poaching animals in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary will face legal action. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has called for standard police work in the legal processing of Premchai Kannasut, President […]Read More


Prachuap Khiri Khan: 136 pangolins, 450kg scales seized

Customs officials seized 136 pangolins and 450 kilogrammes of pangolin scales, worth about 2.5 million baht on Wednesday (Aug 30) night in Pran Buri district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Customs Department director-general Kulit Sombatsiri said. Mr Kulit said on receiving information that pangolins and pangolin scales would be smuggled from Malaysia and transported by […]Read More