The New “Birds of Thailand”

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Perhaps you don’t know it yet, but with more than 1000 bird species, palm-fringed sandy beaches, developed tourism infrastructure, moderate prices and political stability, Thailand is a country you definitively want to visit. The post The New “Birds of Thailand” appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Big Love: Elephants in Thailand

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Big Love: Elephants in Thailand Dan Brook “Elephants are quite enough.” ? I have been able to do so several times at elephant sanctuaries, especially the wonderful Elephant Nature Park, in Thailand, where Elephas […]. Agatha Christie It is easy to love elephants. Even more so if you get the privilege to interact with them.

Birding Thailand: Doi Lang

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Thailand also has a site where birders go for very much the same reason that Americans go to Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park or the Chiricahuas. It is called Doi Lang, a mountain with a winding road that flanks the Burmese border in far northern Thailand that has affinities to the Himalayan foothills further north and west. Doi Lang is the most reliable site in Thailand to see the stunning Scarlet-faced Liocichla. Birding Destinations rare birds Thai birding Thailand

Little Crane, Very Big Deal: Hope for Sarus Cranes in Thailand

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Sarus Cranes were extirpated in Thailand about 50 years ago due to the triple threat of farmers, hunters, and pesticides. Those measures have just paid off: The first wild-born Sarus Crane in Thailand since the 1960s just celebrated its one-month birthday.

Laem Pak Bia Birding, Thailand

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So I couldn’t make it through an entire post about birding in Thailand without having at least one photo of a bee-eater, broadbill, kingfisher or pitta. Birding digiscoping Thailand

A Bird Blind in Thailand (part 2)

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One day I will get some time to sort through all my images and collect out the good ones and post-process them as they deserve to be treated… You can read A Bird Photo Hide in Thailand (part 1) here. Birds digiscoping Thailand

Birding 8500ft above Thailand (Doi Inthanon National Park)

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Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand is a birding paradise (IMHO). Trips digiscoping Doi Inthanon National Park features Thailand

Win a Free Trip to Thailand!

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We here at 10,000 Birds are VERY pleased to announce that we have procured a place on a two-week, all-inclusive birding tour of Thailand for January of next year that will be guided by field guide authors David Allen Sibley and Richard Crossley and American Birding Association President Jeff Gordon!

My Yoga Dreams Come True in Thailand. ~ Carrie Stiles

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What Thailand taught me About Gratitude.

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Adventure Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) gratitude impermanence showers Thailand thankful thanksgiving the moment transportation travel A short (yet incomplete) list, and maybe a reminder to others, of things to be thankful for.

Down & Dirty in Thailand. ~ Carol Lux

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today bathroom Thailand toilet travel Thought about toilet training lately? Probably not, unless you have a two year old at home.

Imagine Thailand: Retreat Centers that Unite our Bodies & Spirits with Earth. {Partner}

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Featured Events Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Travel alternative studies Health and Wellness Imagine Thailand partner reiki retreat spiritual growthThis is a post written by Imagine Earth—an elephant partner. We’re honored to work with anyone who is this dedicated to creating positive change, protecting our environment, and showing us the way to a more sustainable way of life. ~ Ed. ~ “I am inviting you to join me in creating the next step in […].

Semi-Nude Bike Boys Bring Fresh Water to Thailand

Wend Magazine

The group’s project aims to serve rural Thailand with a gravity fed water filtration system that will ensure potable water for an entire school community. A calendar filled with hot biking boys for you and clean water for a community in Thailand—not a bad deal.

A $9000 dome home for early retirement in Thailand

Green Prophet

A former flight attendant has grounded himself in Thailand in a masonry dome-home he built in just six weeks. Steve Areen hatched the hobbit-like home idea in 2011 while visiting a friend who was building dome homes for his Thailand retreat.

How Elephants & Ganesha Led Me to Thailand (& a New Life). ~ Carol Lux

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Elephants Gone Wild in Thailand: Five Life-Changing Lessons

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This is not some big story about getting wasted in a wet t-shirt contest on the beaches of Phuket. This is rewilding in the biggest yet simple way possible—by getting in a lake with some elephants and giving them a love bath. Scrubbing Elephant Butts The day was hot. We were super sweaty after walking […].

How my Senses Guided me to Thailand: 5 Reasons to Book your Next Solo Trip.

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Adventure Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Travel alone brave independent overseas solo trip Thailand travelI Hope this inspires you to book your next trip, better yet solo trip, to a place you have been dreaming about. My guess is you will not regret it.

Confessions of an Expat: Thailand on a Whim. ~ Emma Lesley Gould

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) alone Asia hostel Thailand travel I believe that my “planless” and spontaneous wanderings have brought me to the place in life where I am at this moment, and I couldn’t be happier.

Raising my Voice for Elephants: What I learned from Volunteering in Thailand.

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Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Travel Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animals for entertainment compassion for creatures elephant rides elephant whisperer Lek Chailert save elephant foundation volunteer volunteering in thailandFrom hardship to peace, their stories of resilience and healing deeply touch my heart.

WATCH: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand

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A group of people rallied to rescue a terrified baby elephant who had been trapped in a deep well in Thailand. It’s not known how the little one ended up Read More The post WATCH: Baby Elephant Rescued From Well in Thailand appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Thailand Prime Minister Pledges End to Nation’s Ivory Trade

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After a massive campaign spearheaded by the World Wildlife Foundation and backed by notable celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, the country of Thailand has agreed to put an end to the Read More The post Thailand Prime Minister Pledges End to Nation’s Ivory Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi.

A P­erfect Beach Holiday at Green Papaya in Thailand

Green Prophet

This February we took one of our beach holidays to Thailand for a month. Since traveling to Thailand, I’ d be promising my mom an Avatar experience, sites with lush green vegetation, overgrown flowers, butterflies galore, and Green Papaya helped me fulfill the promise. .

The Elephant Procession in Wat Sorasak—Sukhothai, Thailand.

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Sometimes, at unexpected moments, I experience soul-stirring events that feel as sacred to me as the man-made celebrations of religions and faiths. Adventure Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) art beauty celebration culture global painting religion travel writing

Akrya Resort for Japanese Sensibility on Koh Samui, Thailand

Green Prophet

An excellent time to get away from the cold weather, Thailand can easily become the Cancun or Ibiza for the Middle East. Of course sleeping on a beach bungalow without air-con is the best option for eco-travel in Thailand and something I do in Sinai.

Zazen for Feeling Some Eco-Zen-Chic on Samui Island, Thailand

Green Prophet

We travelled to Zazen Boutique Resort on Koh Samui, Thailand and were pleasantly surprised at their pioneering eco initiatives on an island without much awareness. At a few hundred dollars a night, it’s very expensive for Thailand. And Thailand is certainly not lacking luxury.

Made with Love: Extreme Yoga Demo in Thailand with Craig Proctor. ~ Carrie Stiles

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Ashtanga brings out the intensity and dedication in us. The series takes practitioners deeper into the evolution of asana. Yet, the Ashtanga practice remains illusive to me. Ashtanga has always been on the periphery of my wild, spontaneous Vinyasa practice.

How Meditation helped Save the Lives of the 12 Thai Boys.

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Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga 12 boys in cave breaking new buddhist monk cave rescue Ekapol Chanthawong meditation meditation for trauma meditation saves lives news ThailandChanthawong led the boys through meditation practice to calm them down.

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Mushrooms Do Their Bit to Save Thailand’s Endangered Species

Eco Friendly Daily

It is the wild fungus that’s doing its but to save Thailand’s endangered species and valuable forests. Thailand’s largest national park is home and habitat for endangered tigers, Asian elephants, gibbons (small apes), deer, and wild boars.

Permaculture Singing Interview with Toni at Panya Project Thailand. ~ Carrie Stiles

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Check out Panya Project’s lovely permaculture garden manager, Toni Robinson, as she sings her way through this interview with her signature ukulele symphonies. Toni’s enthusiasm and joy for sustainable living is enchanting.

Thailand Floods Still to Peak as Bangkok Braces

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Thailand's floodwaters have already killed 269 people and some 3.4 Bangkok is braced for another storm, as Thailand's worst floods in five decades threaten to overwhelm the barriers protecting Bangkok. million acres of farmland are under water.

Smugglers Caught With Tusks Of At Least 120 Elephants In Thailand

Eco Friendly Daily

However, Thailand officials recently caught smugglers of elephant tusks in a Bangkok port. However, ivory which generally ends up in Thailand is used for making trinkets for tourists, and often Buddhist statues.

Is your Coconut Oil Cruelty-Free?

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Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal cruelty coconut milk coconut oil food Indonesia monkey monkey slaves Southeast Asia ThailandIt hadn’t crossed my mind that the coconut oil I was purchasing could have been harvested using monkeys that are exploited, kept as slaves and forced to.

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Thailand Billboards Can Be Used to Build Homes When They’re Not In Use

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Conceived by BBDO Bangkok for Thailand-based DIY store HomePro , the creators of the initiative realized that those who can’t afford proper accommodation were using

When the Waves Hit: Remembering the Tsunami 10 Years Ago Today.

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only 10 years 2004 Asia Boxing Day Indian Ocean Phi Phi Thailand tsunami When the waves hit, no one knew what to do.

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An Ex-Monk’s Lessons for a Better, Happier Life.

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When we wake up each morning, we should ask ourselves one simple question: Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood 12 lessons buddhist monk buddhist teachings caring for others compassion Dharma happiness love meaning of life Mindful Farm Pi Nan Thailand TravelOne of Pi Nan’s first lessons was how to wake up.

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4 Asian resorts win green honors

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Winners of the HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards are resorts in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Cambodia. Asia Cambodia Chiang Rai India Mallapuram News Resorts Sigiriya Sihanoukville Sri Lanka Tamil Nadu Thailand Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa Green Travel News HICAP Jetwing Vil Uyana Koh Rong Archipelago Mallapuran Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Reuters Sikanoukville Song Saa Private Island

Heaven is a Place Called Elephant Nature Park. ~ Jen Kemppinen

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While many hope to check “riding an elephant” off their Thailand bucket list, my hope is that more will consider the poor life these beautiful pachyderms endure for your hour long ride.

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Learning to Breathe Again: How Yoga became my Trauma Therapy.

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Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga breathing healing PTSD Thailand therapy trauma victim yoga retreatIt was the first day of my month-long retreat at the Agama Yoga center on the tiny Thai island of Koh Phangan. The real reason I was here was more complicated: a year prior, I was the victim of an attack on my life.

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Why the Death of Zuki Breaks my Heart & Pisses me Off.

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Adventure Animal Rights Enlightened Society Right Livelihood animal rights death elephant crushing elephant sanctuaries elephants phajaan ThailandMy first volunteer project was called Journey to Freedom. The goal was to rescue elephants from tourist camps and return them to the jungle. Weeks before I left, a baby elephant had just.

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Dear Creative Digital Nomad: You are not Alone in your Search for Purpose.

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Adventure Right Livelihood Travel Bali creative expression digital nomad millennial online entrepreneur right livelihood ThailandYou’d rather travel. Work for yourself. Be creative. Find a unique way to serve the world from the ease of your laptop while sitting on a beach in Koh Phangan or overlooking the rice fields in Bali.

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How I learned to Cope Loneliness while Traveling Alone.

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Enlightened Society Travel be vulnerable Chiang Mai conquering fear explore food vendor hostel mindful travel Thailand Travel the world vulnerability"I thought I was going to die in a foreign country.".

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What An Elephant’s Passing Showed Me About Love & Grief. {Video}

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In early April at a sanctuary in northern Thailand, a blind elephant moved about unsettled and rumbled in distress as her best friend of nearly 17 years was buried outside their shared night shelter. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) animal rights elephant nature park elephants friendship Grieving Jokia loss sanctuary Thailand

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3 Tips for Teaching Abroad as a Westerner.

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