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Nations get tough on tiger trade

Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats.

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Nations get tough on tiger trade

Source: BBC, Thu February 16, 2012
Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats.

Happy Loy Krathong

Source: Sideways News, Mon November 02, 2009
Elephants join the festivities by preparing to float Krathongs at the Loy Krathong Festival at Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, Thailand.

HIV vaccine trial was significant

Source: BBC, Tue October 27, 2009
A review of a trial of a HIV vaccine in Thailand has concluded that it does show real signs of a protective effect. Scientists announced last month that a combination of vaccines gave a 31% level of protection in trials among 16,000 heterosexuals aged 18-30.

PETA’s Olympic protest this article opens in a new window

Source: Sideways News, Mon October 26, 2009
An activist from animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protests outside the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

World first: A vaccine to help prevent HIV infection

Source: The Examiner, Fri September 25, 2009
In Thailand an experimental HIV vaccine has been shown to prevent infection in what is being described as a watershed event in the AIDS epidemic.

Thai Navy Launches Sea Turtle Conservation Program

In Thailand, the navy is protecting thousands of baby sea turtles from being killed by humans before they can swim out to sea.

‘Spider-Man’ rescues Thai boy

Source: Straits Times, Tue March 24, 2009
Bangkok, Thailand - A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said on Tuesday.

Improvements seen four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami

Source: CNN, Fri December 26, 2008
Four years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake spawned massive walls of water that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 230,000 dead according to a United Nations estimate, improvements can be seen in many of the devastated areas, humanitarian groups said.

Free surgery to fix smiles

Source: Bangkok Post, Sat November 08, 2008
Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand - More than 300 mainly Burmese villagers living near the border in Mae Sot district had their smiles fixed yesterday.

Saved by trivia text service

Source: The Sun, Fri March 28, 2008
Koh Phangan, Thailand - Brit holidaymakers Ian Lawler and girlfriend Ranelle Chapman got lost in a Thai jungle -- and were rescued after sending an SOS to a London text service 6,000 miles away.

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