Thailand national park authorities offer a stark warning to visitors that litter by sending their trash back to them

Park authorities at a Thai national park are issuing a stark warning to those who litter nature by sending their rubish back to them. Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok will start sending rubbish back to offenders, who will also be registered with the police. Visitors to the park have to register with their addresses, making it easy for rangers to … Continue reading Thailand national park authorities offer a stark warning to visitors that litter by sending their trash back to them

The Elephant Rescuer of Chiang Mai: DW documentary meets Thai conservationist Lek Chailert

Elephants in Thailand that once lived in captivity are now settling into a new life and peaceful existence on a Chiang Mai nature reserve. DW meets conservationist Lek Chailert, Save Elephant Foundation founder, who is buying up elephants and rehousing them at the Elephant Nature Park reserve in Chiang Mai. It is not currently possible to release the elephants into the wild because their natural habitat has … Continue reading The Elephant Rescuer of Chiang Mai: DW documentary meets Thai conservationist Lek Chailert

Thailand coastal community take to beekeeping to ensure mangrove conservation

A coastal community in Southern Thailand has taken to beekeeping to ensure local mangrove conservation – using bees to assist with the pollination of certain mangrove species. The Nai Nang Village in Krabi province aims to restore mangrove forests surrounding its village. The coastal community decided to raise bees after noticing bees helping to pollinate the Khaokram mangrove forest. The bee keeping collective originated from a … Continue reading Thailand coastal community take to beekeeping to ensure mangrove conservation

More than 100 elephants in Thailand’s north make a 100-mile trek on foot to return home to their natural habitat

More than 100 elephants in Thailand have returned home to their natural habitat where they can learn to be more self-sufficient, according to Chiang Mai’s Save Elephant Foundation. It follows the closure of some elephant camps in Chiang Mai, and elsewhere in Thailand’s north, which have been affected by the drop in tourism due to Covid-19, leaving sanctuaries lacking in funds for the animals upkeep. … Continue reading More than 100 elephants in Thailand’s north make a 100-mile trek on foot to return home to their natural habitat

Rare leatherback sea turtles return to deserted Thai beaches

Nests of rare leatherback sea turtles are returning to now deserted beaches in Thailand – the largest number recorded in 20 years, according to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre. Environmental authorities discovered 11 turtle nests within the last six months, while no such nests had been found for the previous five years when tourists thronged the beaches. Last month, staff at a national park in … Continue reading Rare leatherback sea turtles return to deserted Thai beaches

Thai Buddhist temple fighting plastic pollution by collecting plastic bottles and transforming them into robes

Thailand’s Wat Chak Daeng, a Buddhist temple south of Bangkok, has found an ingenious way to both tackle plastic pollution and provide clothing for its monks – collecting plastic bottles from a nearby river and transforming them into fabric for saffron-coloured robes for monks. Two years ago, Wat Chak Daeng teamed up with PTT Global Chemical to launch the recycling programme, which aims to curb … Continue reading Thai Buddhist temple fighting plastic pollution by collecting plastic bottles and transforming them into robes

Tlejourn Shoes: Thai non-profit cleaning up the ocean and turning discarded flip flops into recycled footwear

Thai non-profit Tlejourn Shoes is helping to clear the ocean of plastic by turning discarded flip flops in to shoe soles which are recycled to create new footwear. The footwear company is the brainchild of southern Thailand native Dr Nattapong Nithi-Uthai, a polymer scientist at Prince of Songkhla University, who along with his team devised a low-tech, inexpensive way to upcycle old flip-flops by grinding … Continue reading Tlejourn Shoes: Thai non-profit cleaning up the ocean and turning discarded flip flops into recycled footwear

BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

Bangkok-based environmental group BIG Trees Project is working with communities and government agencies to promote awareness and activities that help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond. The group, which is made up of some 16,000 young professionals, is dedicated to preventing Thailand’s trees from being cleared for urban development. They have been involved in training individuals on how to care for trees, as … Continue reading BIG Trees Project: Raising awareness to help preserve public green spaces in Bangkok and beyond

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 16. Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand Thailand is much more than the beaches and cluster of islands that it has become known for. Further inland and off-the-beaten track is a plethora of lush landscapes, … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Eco-Logic Thailand Resort, Pak Song, Thailand

Happy Earth Farm: Natural beauty products made on a Thai farm using the farm’s produce

Thai farm and beauty brand, Happy Earth are “trying to redefine the definition of clean beauty” by creating products from fruits, leaves and seeds, some of which are even edible. The small, organic farm in Uthaithani, Thailand makes 100% natural, chemical-free and biodegradable beauty products using produce from the farm, where they grow corn, rice, sesame and kaffir lime. All products are handmade using traditional … Continue reading Happy Earth Farm: Natural beauty products made on a Thai farm using the farm’s produce