Chaiyaphum communities win partial victory in their fight against eviction

One thousand people from six communities in a national park in Chaiyaphum province gained a partial victory in their long-standing fight against eviction after negotiating an extension with state officials on Thursday as the military government continues to crack down on communities established inside park boundaries across the country.

Buffalo raising revived in face of threat to wetlands

Villagers around Kaeng Lawa Lake in Khon Kaen Province make a good living from raising and selling water buffalo. But development projects proposed by business investors and the Royal Irrigation Department threaten to destroy the wetlands that the villagers and buffalo depend on.

Sakon Nakhon court jails villagers for forest encroachment

The ongoing clash between the government’s forest reclamation policy and community land rights in the Northeast came to a head on October 21st. At the provincial court in Sakon Nakhon Province, nine villagers from Jatrabiab village received their sentences for encroaching on protected forests.