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Palau, Slovenia, Viet Nam ratify Minamata Convention

Tommy Remengesau

The Governments of Palau, Thailand, Slovenia and Viet Nam have deposited their instruments of ratification, thereby becoming the 66th to 69th future Parties to the Minamata Convention. The depositions were made on Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June 22; and Friday, June 23, 2017. While Palau deposited on Wednesday and Thailand on Thursday, both Slovenia and Viet Nam did likewise on ...

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Thai students win 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize with water retention device

2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Three students from Thailand – Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla – received the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Monday for their innovative water retention device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm. As the three received the ...

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Forensic tools boost Thailand’s drive against illegal ivory trade

Ivory trafficking

Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws. A collaborative project between Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has trailed forensic DNA examination ...

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