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  • Crime News

    Five poachers jailed for killing and skinning Bengal tigers in Thailand

    Five poachers who killed and skinned two rare Bengal tigers inside the Thong Pha Phum National Park between January 8 and 11 last year have been sentenced to four years and 9 months imprisonment each, along with a paltry fine of 750,000 baht. The case has left wildlife lovers in Thailand stunned. The Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court found all…

  • Tourism News

    Forest encroachment at Thap Lan puts tigers at risk

    Forest encroachment at Thap Lan National Park in Prachin Buri – the heartland of Thailand’s tiger population – has become so severe that Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa is considering the possibility of new borders being drawn up. Varawut said… “I’m confident the government won’t be disadvantaged by using forest borderlines to solve this problem inside the park.…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen Zoo treats tigers and hippos to Loy Krathong feeding festival

    Today, staff from Khon Kaen Zoo in northeast Thailand held an untraditional Loy Krathong festival for their resident tigers and hungry hippopotami. Loy Krathong translates to “floating banana tree trunk.” Traditionally, Thais celebrate the festival by making a buoyant decorative basket (Krathong) and float (Loy) it on a river. The Krathong floats away, along with all your worries, anger, and…

  • World News

    Smart patrols boost population of Thailand’s tigers

    Thailand stands alone in Southeast Asia by boosting its wild tiger population. Tigers have lost some 95% of their historical range and there are now only about 4,000 or so left in the wild. Sadly, only two countries – India and Thailand – are working to protect the populations of wild tigers in government reserves. Thailand is now home to…

  • Environment News

    VIDEO: Rare footage reveals family of tigers feeding on prey in Thailand

    Rare footage of a family of wild tigers feeding on prey in Isaan’s Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Complex has been captured by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. With only 250 wild tigers estimated to be left in Thailand, the chances of capturing footage of tigers are next to none. The short clip shows a…

  • Thailand NewsMan barely survives attack by 3 tigers in Kanchanaburi | Thaiger

    Man barely survives attack by 3 tigers in Kanchanaburi

    After the horrific story that spurred multiple headlines about poachers killing 2 tigers in Kanchanaburi 2 weeks ago, the tables have turned as a local man barely survived an attack by 3 tigers that took the life of 2 of his dogs. A Karen tribal man was out herding his 9 buffalos as they grazed in the Samathor forest inside…

  • Thailand News

    Alibi for 2 tigers killed results in an additional charge for suspects

    In the continuing saga of the 5 men accused of having killed 2 Bengal tigers, skinning them, and cooking their meat, the alibi they used to justify the poaching may end up backfiring on them as they are slapped with an additional charge. They were already charged with 10 different offences relating to the poaching including violating the Forest Reserve…

  • Thailand News

    Police doubt the story as 5th suspect in tigers case is arrested

    After the shocking discovering of a camp in Kanchanaburi’s Thong Pha Phum National Park barbequing tiger meat while drying the pelts of 2 slain tigers, police have now taken into custody the fifth and final suspect in the investigation. The man was arrested last night and denies taking any part in the killing, skinning, or cooking of the tigers, which are…

  • Phuket News

    WFFT plans record 11 tigers rescued from Phuket Zoo

    Economic downturn can be rough, leading to layoffs and evictions. And when your business and residence is made up of wild animals, like the Phuket Zoo, this downturn can create complex problems. With the Phuket Zoo closing, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand is coordinating the custody and care of 11 tigers and 2 bears, the largest rescue in the history of…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand conservation adds 17 rare Indochinese tigers this year

    In one of the great injustices of the animal kingdom, sharks get a whole week, while the majestic tigers of Thailand are afforded only International Tiger Day, recently celebrated on Thursday. But the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation used the occasion to announce that Thailand has at least 17 more wild Indochinese tigers roaming the country this…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Tigers and tiger body parts seized from Thai zoo investigated for alleged wildlife smuggling

    In a crackdown on suspected wildlife trafficking, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation seized 5 tigers from a private zoo in the Isaan province Mukdahan. DNA tests confirmed that at least 3 of the 5 tiger cubs are not related to the tigers in the Mudka Tiger Park & Farm, leading officials to believe the wildcats were…

  • South Thailand News

    Songkhla zookeepers close up whilst keeping the tigers cool

    Songkhla Zoo has announced its closure today as part of the southern province’s lockdown, but the zookeepers still have to take care of animals with the summer temperatures high and on the rise. The animals can become distressed at this time of the year with the extreme heat and need constant veterinary care. The zookeepers say they’re are trying as…

  • World News

    Leonardo DiCaprio praises Thailand for efforts to increase the population of wild tigers

    American actor, film producer, and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, has praised Thailand for its efforts to increase the population of wild tigers in the Huai Kha Kheng wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s western forests. On Global Tiger Day (July 29), DiCaprio shared his enthusiasm for south east asian tigers. “In Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary, tigers are roaring back thanks to a…

  • Thailand News

    Temple banned from making money off tigers

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Temple banned from making money off tigers The Nation / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: THE controversial “Tiger Temple” has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department has said, following a dispute between monks and officials over the…

  • Phuket News

    Warriors tame Tigers: Phuket hosts first Aussie Rules match

    PHUKET: Australian football arrived in Phuket last Saturday, as the Thailand Tigers took on the Malaysian Warriors at the Alan Cooke Ground. The game was well attended by Phuket residents and families, as well as other supporters, many of whom were new to the game. The day also involved an Auskick clinic for junior players, which was a hit among…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket Lifestyle: QSI Tigers unveil new den; QSI fun run

    PHUKET: Quality Schools International (QSI) Phuket unveiled its new and improved sports den, with students rushing the field after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The US$120,000 (just over 3.7 million baht) new facilities include a multipurpose basketball court, a football field enveloped by a 100-meter running track and a new garden and waterfall. Emotions ran high at the opening ceremony with large…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Leopards tamed by Tigers

    PHUKET: The second match of the Island Furniture League 2011-2012 season saw the young guns of Phuket cricket, the Phuket Youth Development team (Leopards), take on newcomers the Thanyapura Tigers on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 at the Alan Cooke Ground. The ground was basking in sunshine with the pitch and outfield fast, so expectations were high of some big scores.…

  • Phuket NewsFive “tigers’ to expedite Patong plan | Thaiger

    Five “tigers’ to expedite Patong plan

    PHUKET: Governor Udomsak Usawarangkura has appointed a committee of five “tigers” to speed up the implementation of the recovery plan for Patong Beach.The committee will be chaired by Vice-Governor Winai Buapradit, who will be joined by Patong Mayor Pian Keesin; Kathu District Chief Khantee Silapa; Kathu Police Station Superintendent Pol Lt Col Teeraphol Thipjaroen, and Phuket Tourist Association President Pattanapong…

  • Phuket NewsPolice deny Tamil Tigers report | Thaiger

    Police deny Tamil Tigers report

    PHUKET TOWN: Phuket Marine Police today denied a report in a major daily newspaper that they had recently checked and then released a speedboat that might have been used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to transport supplies from Phuket to an LTTE base on an island nearby. The LTTE have been waging a long and bitter civil…

  • Lifestyle

    Guide of family adventures in Thailand

    Thailand, a nation of profound culture and inexhaustible entertainment, is a centre for attractions suitable for family engagement. Regardless of one’s residence status, be it local or international, this dynamic country provides an array of opportunities to cultivate enduring memories with one’s family. Imagine an extraordinary 3D art gallery in Bangkok, interactive photographs, and alternatively, envision yourselves in Pattaya, appreciating…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Government to replace military installed Senate, reduce powers, New Visa-free policy announced for Russia

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories across Thailand. Beginning with the significant changes are underway as the government sets its sights on replacing the military-installed Senate, aiming to curtail its powers. Simultaneously, a new horizon emerges for Russian travelers with the announcement of a visa-free policy. Amidst these political shifts, Lop Buri finds itself embroiled…

  • Thailand News

    Roar surprise: Endangered wild tiger spotted in Phetchaburi

    Kaeng Krachan National Park, nestled in the district of Phetchaburi, reported the sighting of an endangered wild tiger, marking the sixth such discovery since 2019. The tiger, captured by a strategically placed camera trap, has been assigned the identifier KKT-006M. The images of the tiger were captured on March 24, March 31, and April 1. The camera trap showcased the…

  • Thailand Travel

    Top 7 Natural Destinations You Can’t Miss in Thailand

    Thailand is a paradise for nature lovers, with breathtaking landscapes that seem to transcend this earthly plane. From misty mountains that appear to float on clouds, to turquoise waters lapping at powdery white sand beaches, to lush rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife, this amazing Southeast Asian country offers natural wonders that truly must be experienced to be believed. Within Thailand’s…

  • Thailand News

    Young Indochina tiger undergoes eye surgery in Uthai Thani

    A semi-blind male Indochina tiger, believed to be approximately two years old, underwent successful surgery this week to remove an intensely inflamed eye. The tiger, known as Balago, was discovered wandering around Kamphaeng Phet around a month ago and was brought to Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani. Senior veterinarian Pimchanok Songmongkol, along with a team of specialists…

  • Guides

    Unlocking the secrets behind traditional Thai Tattoos – More than ink

    Diving into the world of traditional Thai tattoos, you’ll uncover a realm where art meets spirituality. These tattoos, more than mere body art, serve as a bridge to Thailand’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. At the heart of this tradition lies the Sak Yant tattoo, a symbol of protection, luck, and strength. Crafted by revered masters, these tattoos are a…

  • Thailand News

    New year’s feast or fin-ite: WildAid uncovers Thai waters’ shark crisis

    As Lunar New Year approaches, WildAid‘s latest findings expose a crisis in Thai waters, where shark fins on celebratory dining tables spell extinction for these majestic creatures, threatening the balance of the ocean’s ecosystem. WildAid sounded the alarm based on a comprehensive DNA analysis of shark fin products sold in Thailand. A staggering 62% of fins sampled come from species…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand investigates potential tiger migration between Thai and Myanmar forests

    The Department of National Parks (DNP), Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand is investigating the movements of tigers, potentially traversing between Thai and Myanmar forests. This follows the discovery of tiger footprints in Chumphon, reported by a local wildlife sanctuary. Athapol Charoenshunsa, DNP director-general, confirmed the discovery of the footprints in the forest of Tambon Song Phi Nong, in Tha…

  • South Thailand News

    New tiger discovery in Chumphon province’s forests sparks transboundary patrol theory

    Three tigers, believed to traverse between Thailand and Myanmar, have been discovered in Chumphon province’s forests. The big cats were detected last Friday in the Tanao Sri Mountain Range, which forms the border between the two countries. The tigers are suspected of patrolling the forests of Duang Charoen, Nern Thong, and Chong Kamew in the Ta Sae district’s Song Pee…

  • Thailand News

    West Thailand: Tiger cubs spotted in secret jungle hideout

    Hidden cameras deep within Kanchanaburi‘s Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary have snapped jaw-dropping photos of two tiger cubs. Trail cameras, strategically placed by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, recently struck gold, capturing never-before-seen snapshots of the tiger cubs on August 3. These heart-melting images reveal the untamed beauty of nature’s fiercest felines. Officials from the Department collaborated with…

  • Central Thailand News

    Tiger rescue mission in Thailand saves 15 big cats from illegal farm

    A landmark rescue operation unfolded in northern Thailand, where a dozen tigers and three leopards were liberated from a hidden tiger farm. This covert operation, conducted on December 16, was the result of legal proceedings against the farm over suspected illicit wildlife trade. The rescue mission involved wildlife experts and veterinary teams, marking the commencement of the most extensive tiger…