Dozens of blacktip reef sharks seen swimming in Maya Bay, 4 months after closure (VIDEO)

Dozens of blacktip reef sharks were spotted in the famed waters of Maya Bay yesterday morning, four months after the once popular travel destination was closed indefinitely with the goal of restoring the environmental damage caused by tourism. Last night, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) posted a heartwarming video showing ...

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Thai tour operators protest new daily visitor cap on famed Similan vacation islands

Thai tour operators protest new daily visitor cap on famed Similan vacation islands

About 50 tour operators in southern Thailand have suspended boat trips to the popular Similan Islands today and tomorrow in protest of a new National Park, Wildlife and Plant...

Thai citizens flock to volunteer for annual ocean clean-up campaign

Thai citizens flock to volunteer for annual ocean clean-up campaign

Yesterday was the first day for Thai citizens to sign up for “Opening the Andaman Sky,” the 17th edition of the annual ocean and forest conservation campaign organized...

Maya Bay could be closed for 3 years

Maya Bay could be closed for 3 years

After Thailand announced an indefinite closure of the ever-popular Maya Bay last week, the national park official overseeing the decision yesterday gave a more specific timeline,...

Thailand’s famed Maya Bay closed indefinitely

Thailand’s famed Maya Bay closed indefinitely

Thailand has announced the indefinite closure of Maya Bay to restore the environmental damage done to the idyllic destination best known from the movie “The Beach.” Yesterday,...

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Tourists and divers rejoiced today when their boat stumbled upon four endangered whale sharks along the coast of Thailand’s southern Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. This morning,...

US hampering key UN climate talks in Bangkok: sources

US hampering key UN climate talks in Bangkok: sources

The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks in a row over how poorer nations’ battle...

All 216 Thai tourists trapped in Indonesian earthquake rescued

All 216 Thai tourists trapped in Indonesian earthquake rescued

All 216 Thais that were left stranded in Indonesia following the earthquake that struck Lombok Island on Sunday morning have been safely rescued. At a press conference this...

Elusive crocodile finally caught after terrorizing Phuket for 12 days

Elusive crocodile finally caught after terrorizing Phuket for 12 days

Phuket tourists can breathe — and swim — easy once again now that Thailand’s most elusive crocodile was caught on Sunday morning, after evading capture for a...

Croc Watch: Phuket beachgoers warned against swimming as evasive crocodile remains on move

Croc Watch: Phuket beachgoers warned against swimming as evasive crocodile remains on move

As the wild goose chase for Phuket’s most elusive crocodile continues, Phuket authorities have advised tourists against swimming at all beaches until le lacoste is caught. Well,...


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