Russian woman could face THB100,000 fine after caught feeding fish in sea

A 53-year-old female Russian tourist has been arrested after being caught giving bread to fish at Phuket’s Koh Racha Yai yesterday On Sunday afternoon, while officers from the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) were carrying out routine checks for illegal activity around Plub Pla Bay, they came across a woman feeding bread to fish close to a coral reef The woman, identified as a Russian...

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Critically endangered jungle cat seen in Chiang Mai sanctuary

A rare species of wild cat has been proven to still exist in a wildlife sanctuary in Northern Thailand, where the beautiful creature was captured by an unmanned camera Parinya...

Critically endangered jungle cat seen in Chiang Mai sanctuary

Phuket garbage pile photos go viral on social media (PHOTOS)

Photos of huge piles of rubbish piling up at the end of Chalong Pier in Phuket have gone viral on social media with people complaining about the sight and smell of the...

Phuket garbage pile photos go viral on social media (PHOTOS)

Trashing Trash: One woman is trying not to create any garbage in Bangkok

Ever been surprised by the amount of trash left over from a quick trip to 7-Eleven for snacks Or wondered why that bottle of milk needed to be double-bagged with three straws Are...

Trashing Trash: One woman is trying not to create any garbage in Bangkok

Phuket diving tours for first-timers blasted for coral damage

A local marine conservationist has blasted the surge in “Try Dive” tours for damage to coral reefs at key dive tour sites off Phuket Local marine conservationist Paitoon...

Phuket diving tours for first-timers blasted for coral damage

Junta closes Thailand’s last gold mine due to its impact on environment

Human rights groups today welcomed a decision by the Thai government to close the country's only active gold mine by the end of the year as the mine's operator said it had laid...

Junta closes Thailand’s last gold mine due to its impact on environment

New ferry boats afloat in Khlong Saen Saep

Two new commuter boats will be tested out in Khlong Saen Saep this month before they are put into full-time service The new boats are supposedly safer, feature more seating...

New ferry boats afloat in Khlong Saen Saep

Tourists have left a literal ton of coral and seashells at Krabi Airport

Staff at Krabi International Airport said today that they have collected over a ton of coral and seashells that tourists have left all over the airport It’s been three months...

Tourists have left a literal ton of coral and seashells at Krabi Airport

Fishing Foes Not Forgotten: Prayuth revokes statute of limitations for illegal fishing infractions

Prayuth Chan-ocha has done that thing he does best today: invoking Section 44 of the interim constitution This time, he’s using his absolute power to remove the statute of...

Fishing Foes Not Forgotten: Prayuth revokes statute of limitations for illegal fishing infractions

Mourners are killing the tamarind trees in Sanam Luang by poisoning them with trash and fluid

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is asking mourners visiting Sanam Luang, who come to pay respects to the late king, to stop throwing garbage into the bases of the...

Mourners are killing the tamarind trees in Sanam Luang by poisoning them with trash and fluid

Coconuts Bangkok Environment

Whether it be reporting on ocean pollution, massive cleanup efforts or the latest technology in biodegradable packaging, Coconuts Bangkok loves the environment and is excited to share the latest developments with readers. Our passionate environmental coverage is a hallmark of the Coconuts mission. One thing that’s really environmentally friendly? Drinking a fresh, juicy coconuts.