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A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia’s last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex is a vast and biodiverse region that spans six provinces in eastern Thailand. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for its exceptional biodiversity but is perhaps better known as the home of one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti).
Source: Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists
It’s gotten so bad that some park officials are hitting return to sender on these boorish ways.
Source: Returned Garbage And Trash Talking Parrots: How Some Park Visitors Spread Their Bad Behavior
Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best national parks to visit in Thailand.
Source: Get Back to Nature at a Hotel at Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai National Park spreads across four provinces in eastern Thailand namely Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima and Saraburi. Situated approximately 180 kilometres from Bangkok, Khao Yai is the second largest national park in Thailand.
Source: HVS Market Pulse: Khao Yai, Thailand | By Ruj Masan, Pawinee Chaisiriroj & Paola Orneli Bock – Hospitality Net
Planning on venturing into lands anew for something unusual and quirky to do? Thinking you may have already seen the best of Thailand? Then you need to put the idyllic town of Khao Yai on your travel bucket list.
Source: In pictures: The idyllic town of Khao Yai
Thailand – Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
This detailed post will help you plan your trip to Thailand’s oldest national park (includes Nomadic Matt’s experience there as well as logistics tips).
Read more from source: How to Visit Khao Yai National Park in Thailand
Photo: Bangkok Post
This year, Sa Kaeo province is aiming to be “a green tourist province” with the focus on eco-tourism and anti-global warming. Its governor Sanit Naksuksri invites all to the 8th Pang Sida Butterfly Watching Festival in order to cherish the unspoiled beauty of forests in Thailand’s Eastern Region.
Source: Butterfly watching in Sa Kaeo