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    Bangkok Post Articles by L. Bruce Kekule

    Some good reads here in the Bangkok Post in case anyone missed them.



    Published: 27/04/2009
    HUAIKHAKHAENG: A sanctuary of beauty

    Published: 25/05/2009
    Natural splendour in the East

    Published: 29/06/2009
    Khlong Saeng: The lost river

    Published: 27/07/2009
    Kaeng Krachan: Jewel in the Tenasserim

    Published: 31/08/2009
    A WORLD HERITAGE TREASURE IN THE NORTHEAST

    Published: 28/09/2009
    Phu khieo: saving a species

    Published: 26/10/2009
    Banteng: endangered herbivores

    Published: 30/11/2009
    Survival of forest ox in the Kingdom

    Published: 28/12/2009
    Asian elephant, Thailand's megafauna

    Published: 25/01/2010
    The IndoChinese tiger: lord of the jungle

    Published: 22/02/2010
    Capturing Thailand's magnificent wildlife on camera

    Published: 29/03/2010
    Thailand's last great tiger haven

    Published: 26/04/2010
    The last wild herd in Thailand

    Published: 31/05/2010
    A look at present-day Thung Yai

    Published: 28/06/2010
    Bird sanctuary in the Central Plains

    Published: 26/07/2010
    The Asian leopard: Thailand's second largest cat

    Published: 30/08/2010
    The Asian Tapir: A bizarre mammal

    Published: 27/09/2010
    Carnivorous creatures of Asia

    Published: 25/10/2010
    Wildlife candid camera

    Published: 29/11/2010
    Miniature world magnified

    Published: 27/12/2010
    Thailand's largest and most spectacular bird

    Published: 31/01/2011
    Sambar Thailand's largest cervidae

    Published: 28/02/2011
    Saving thailand's big seven

    Published: 28/03/2011
    Protected Areas

    Published: 25/04/2011
    Red Jungle Fowl: Wild ancestors of the domestic chicken
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    Published: 30/05/2011
    Escape to Nature
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    Great stuff, thank you Mobs.

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    I missed this thread the first time around. Thanks mobs.

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    Bangkok Post articles up-date

    Over the last five months, I have published the following stories in the Bangkok Post
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    Bangkok Post articles up-date

    New Bangkok Post articles:


    Escape to Nature: Published on May 30th, 2011


    http://www.bakokpost.com/feature/environment/239602/escape-to-nature


    Goral and Serow: Published on June 27th, 2011


    Realm of the Angel Horse


    Gurney’s Pitta: Published on July 25, 2011


    Gurney's Pitta The last few stragglers


    Hornbills: Published on August 29, 2011


    Living fossils


    Wild Primates: Published on September 26, 2011


    Wild primates of Thailand
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    Are you Hawaiian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    Are you Hawaiian?
    Nope. It's German and my great-great grandfather is Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. Check it out on Google. Thanks for the interest but funny enough, I actually did grow up in Hawaii from 1946 to 1968 on Oahu, Kailua side. I went to St. Anthony's grade school (graduated 8th grade) close to Kailua Beach. Our house was on Kihapai Street which still stands to this day back near what was once a huge swamp known as 'Enchanted Lakes'. I understand it was all filled in and made into one gigantic housing estate. My Dad started 'Woods of Hawaii' around 1950. We left Hawaii in 1958 and moved to Hong Kong after the Hawaiian government protected the last remaining "Monkey Pod" trees (rain tree) and he decided to move East in search of 'monkey pod'. We moved to Thailand in 1964 and I have been here ever since. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kekule View Post
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    Are you Hawaiian?
    Nope. It's German and my great-great grandfather is Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. Check it out on Google. Thanks for the interest but funny enough, I actually did grow up in Hawaii from 1946 to 1968 on Oahu, Kailua side. I went to St. Anthony's grade school (graduated 8th grade) close to Kailua Beach. Our house was on Kihapai Street which still stands to this day back near what was once a huge swamp known as 'Enchanted Lakes'. I understand it was all filled in and made into one gigantic housing estate. My Dad started 'Woods of Hawaii' around 1950. We left Hawaii in 1958 and moved to Hong Kong after the Hawaiian government protected the last remaining "Monkey Pod" trees (rain tree) and he decided to move East in search of 'monkey pod'. We moved to Thailand in 1964 and I have been here ever since. Cheers.
    Wow, what a cool ancestor!
    I lived in Kailua for 12 years. Probably my favorite place on Earth.


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    Don Ho,

    Thanks for your post on my g.g.grandfather and the fact you also lived in Kailua. I made a mistake on the date (1946 to 1968 - it should have read 1958 when we left). I have not been back to Kailua since but hopefully one day I can visit where I grew up and see the changes. My Dad built that house by himself with a little bit of help from friends back in 46' I guess. He lived till he was 93 passing away in the Gold Coast of Australia. He was still working and driving a car and was one very amazing man. I miss him dearly. It would be nice to meet up with you so we could talk about Hawaii.

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    My latest story in the Bangkok Post:

    Wild Rivers: Published October 31, 2011

    Wild Rivers Thailand's important waterways

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    Thanks Bruce!

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    Great stuff Bruce.

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    Well done Bruce.

    You're too good for this place (TD).

    Just kidding. Keep up the good work.

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    Great article Bruce. It would be nice to meet up some day, I'd love to hear about your adventures.

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    To all my friends on TeakDoor; Thanks for your comments and support. It is my pleasure to keep you all abreast of the situation concerning Thailand's wildlife and wild ecosystems. I am working on a new post for TD coming soon. Cheers

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    Very interesting reads ,thank you Bruce, the new post=job for TD, will it be replacing Marmite the Dog?

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    Siamese crocodile

    My latest article in the Bangkok Post is similar to the thread I published here in TeakDoor. However, the newspaper story has a little more information on prehistoric 'super-crocs' including Thailand's fossil record. Check it out.

    The Siamese crocodile

    Siamese Crocodile Critically endangered crocodilian species

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    Update on Bangkok Post articles

    Muntjac deer
    Still bobbing and weaving | Bangkok Post: feature
    Mountains of the North (Patrimony imperiled)
    Patrimony imperilled | Bangkok Post: feature
    Sai Yok National Park: Amazing biodiversity in jeopardy
    Amazing Biodiversity in jeopardy | Bangkok Post: feature
    The lonely crane incident
    The lonely crane incident | Bangkok Post: feature
    Kuiburi NP: Saving a savannah
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/feature/e...g-the-savannah


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    Thanks for great stuff maybe you can ask you colleagues to get out and do some investigative journalsim.

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    Any thoughts about the tiger temple at kanchanaburi???

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    ^^ Very interesting stuff. Thank you.

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    Excellent articles and photos. I am jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Thanks for great stuff maybe you can ask you colleagues to get out and do some investigative journalsim.
    That's exactly what I'm doing now...there are few who will tell the truth about Thailand's true wildlife and protected areas situation. It's in a shambles. Recent reports from Keang Krachan National Park are all the tigers I got down just a short 6-7 years ago are gone...A so-called wildlife conservation group and the DNP staff did an extensive camera trap survey over a 4-month period in all the areas I worked came up with zero tigers...serious business and a total shame that the idiots have let it (the park) go down the tubes....!

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    tiger temple

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    Any thoughts about the tiger temple at kanchanaburi???
    I sent this to the post bag but I guess it was too strong and they did not publish it instead they published something from edwin weik and then another stupid letter about giving the tigers to a zoo...

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    What a joke..! When the abbot hit the headlines years ago, he only had one or two tigers saying they were given to him by some villagers (illegal) and said the cats would be released into the wild as soon as he could get enough money together. What a lie…!

    Now there are 99 tigers here and hundreds of tourists visit this 'eye-sore' on a daily basis. I have been there and it is a bitterly hopeless 'tourist trap' with all kinds of animals running all over the place plus millions of baht being made with no transparency. The temple has continued to expand leaving no doubt his intentions and it does not matter how good the conditions are….! With money the temple is making '5-star' accommodations so it can justify its existence. Another joke..!

    It is common knowledge the Department of National Parks (DNP) recently awarded the temple a zoo permit. Now the illustrious DG has visited petting a tiger and it seems everything is all right other than to curb tiger numbers through birth control. Why has this abbot continued to breed tigers? Money of course and it seems the more the merrier.

    The continued running of this temple/zoo is a sad day for conservation in Thailand. Now that the DG has given his blessing, there is no-stopping the tiger temple. When will the 'powers-to-be' get it right and close this abomination? However, it is doubtful as there is someone big backing the abbot and it seems he is untouchable. All I can say is 'T.I.T.' (This Is Thailand). unquote...!

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