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Chiang Mai Forests Ravaged by Wildfires

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PRESS RELEASE: Fires have devastated approximately 30,000 rai (4,800 hectares) of forest across three districts in Chiang Mai province, according to local officials. The blazes, which began about a week ago, have primarily affected the Ob...

Maya Bay Named Third ‘Best Beach in the World’

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PRESS RELEASE: Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island in Krabi named the third “best beach in the world” by Lonely Planet. The beaches of Thailand are in the spotlight again. The world-famous travel publication Lonely Planet...

Royal Thai Navy Implements Air Treatment Machines to Combat Air Pollution in Bangkok

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Bangkok— On February 16th, 2024, Admiral Worawut Pruksarungruang, the Chief of Naval Staff, performed a field inspection on installing air treatment machines to reduce air pollution, and PM 2.5 dust, in the Bangkok area. The...

Thai Government Implements Measures to Combat Illegal Burning and Improve Air Quality

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National— On February 15th, 2024, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul disclosed directives following a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. Governors were instructed to conduct field inspections and engage communities to halt illegal agricultural...

Lion Cub Found at Café in Rassada, Seized by Authorities

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Rassada – An unlicensed lion cub found at a café in Rassada belongs to a Chinese national, say Thai police. The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Pratueng Phonmana told the Phuket Express on Wednesday (February 14th)...

Human-Caused Fires Ravage Thai-Cambodia Border: Trat Authorities Take Action

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Trat— At 11:30 AM on February 11th, 2024, Trat local media reported an illegally human-caused fire situation along the Banthat Mountain Range, Thai-Cambodia border, in the Chum Rak area, Mueang, Trat. It was reported that there...

Royal Thai Navy Thwarts Illegal Oil Smuggling Operation in Songkhla

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Songkhla— On February 8th, 2024, the Second Naval Area Command of the Royal Thai Navy was alerted to a concerning report of a boat suspected of engaging in illicit oil smuggling to fishing vessels in...

Thai Air Pollution Continues to be a Major Concern

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National— On February 8th, 2024, the Thai Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI), the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), and relevant agencies collaborated to address the escalating issue of PM...

Thailand’s Three Destinations Honored in 2023 Green Destinations Top 100

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PRESS RELEASE: Three tourist destinations in Thailand were honored in the 2023 Green Destinations Top 100 Stories. These destinations are Nai Wiang sub-district of Nan province, Mueang Kao sub-district of Sukhothai province, and Khlong Thom district...

Swiss Volunteer Loses Arm in Chiang Mai: Black Bear Attack Prompts Urgent Rescue and...

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Chiang Mai— On January 25th, 2024, Chiang Dao police officers received a report of a Swiss Wildlife Foundation volunteer who lost an arm while feeding a black bear in a pen in Chiang Dao, Chiang...
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