CPO1 Phitsanu was arrested on Friday by a park ranger unit at a hunting camp in Sai Yok district. Park officials found and seized carcasses of wild animals, including seven hornbills, along with several hunting tools and firearms.
“I don’t think that going back to live in our ancestors’ habitat is something wrong. The Karen people have been tolerant in [being relocated]. It is their time [to receive] justice.”
“It looks like China doesn’t care about people living downstream. The Mekong River is now low like this every year, and this has severe impacts on everyone living downstream.”
Bangkok residents with heart disease, kidney disease, hypertension, or diabetes should avoid drinking the water, as should the elderly, small children and small pets.
At present, around 300 000 small– to medium-scale sugar cane farmers in Thailand cultivate 100 million tonnes of sugar cane annually, providing 5.5% of the world’s sugar supply.
The race between two competing ideas for mega infrastructure projects in Southern Thailand has entered the final stretch. The old Khlong Thai or “Thai Canal” scheme has been overtaken by the new “Land Bridge”, which enjoys crucial support from Transport Minister Saksiam Chidchob.
With its biggest customer increasingly alarmed by the impacts of large-scale hydropower and the viability of building dams becoming poorer and poorer, it is uncertain why Laos has clung to its hydropower ambitions quite so stubbornly.
Efforts to protect tigers in the DTL highlight the need for cross-border efforts to maintain ecosystem connectivity.
An indigenous Karen community in Thailand has returned to their land in a national park years after being forcibly evicted and seeing their homes burned by authorities — as the Thai government threatens to remove the villagers once again and prosecute them.
Over 10,000 hotspots are detected in the Lower Mekong region annually, as farmers engage in open burning to prepare their land for the harvest and re-planting of maize, sugar and rice,