Prapan Chankaew

Endangered bamboo sharks given helping hand in Gulf of Thailand

Jun 07 2021

RAYONG PROVINCE, Thailand In the Gulf of Thailand, fisheries researchers use a guideline to scuba dive to the ocean floor where they release baskets full of young bamboo sharks. | Video

Thailand floats hydro-solar projects for its dams as fossil fuel supplement

Apr 20 2021

UBON RATCHATHANI, Thailand Thailand is close to completing one the world's biggest floating hydro-solar hybrid projects on the surface of a dam, a step toward boosting renewable energy production after years of criticism for reliance on fossil fuels. | Video

Tourism first! Island of Phuket in mass vaccination drive ahead of the rest of Thailand

Apr 05 2021

PHUKET, Thailand In Thailand, it's the all-important tourism sector that has jumped to the head of the COVID-19 vaccination line, with the country's most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of the country.

Thailand taps groundwater resources as hot season drought looms

Mar 31 2021

YASOTHON, Thailand Facing severe drought as it enters its hottest season, Thailand has launched groundwater extraction operations in its most arid regions to tap sources deep beneath the soil, as it looks at ways to harness future supplies.

Thailand in a green rush as government pushes cannabis as cash crop

Mar 08 2021

BURIRAM, Thailand Thais flocked to a cannabis exhibition as interest and demand in the plant surges after the government unlocked hemp use in food and cosmetics in the latest move to promote a new cash crop. | Video

More than 300 abandoned cats rescued from two Bangkok houses

Feb 26 2021

BANGKOK More than 300 cats left in cages in two houses in Bangkok have been rescued after neighbours alerted animal activists that their owner had abandoned them. | Video

British pianist's velvety tones soothe Thailand's hungry monkeys

Nov 23 2020

LOPBURI, Thailand While on tour in central Thailand, British musician Paul Barton has been mobbed by unruly audiences that tug his hair, steal his music and climb over his piano. | Video

Unleash the ducks! Thai drought worries threaten farming tradition

Sep 15 2020

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.

Thailand's oldest hippo celebrates birthday with fruit and song

Sep 09 2020

CHONBURI, Thailand As children and other spectators sang to mark her 55th birthday, Thailand's oldest hippopotamus Mae Mali chomped on an assortment of fruit and vegetables arranged in the shape of a cake. | Video

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