Author Archives: isantraveller

About isantraveller

I have been in and around North-East Thailand for more years than I can recall. I now live here permanently. I have travelled in 32 countries on 3 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa) so I am a bit of a traveller.

Educational Video Shorts 1: Grooming

While Erin and James were in Phana at the end of last year, they produced three short educational videos for us: Grooming, Feeding, and Infant Care. We put two sound tracks to each one, English and Thai. Here are the … Continue reading

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Filming in Phana

Back in April of this year, the Phana Macaque Project advertised in Wildlife Film News (http://www.wildlife-film.com/) for a volunteer videographer to shoot and edit a film for us here in the Thai Monkey Forest at Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana … Continue reading

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Mahidol University Students in Don Chao Poo Forest

The Phana Macaque Project was very pleased and proud to host three students from Mahidol University for 10 weeks recently. The students were in Phana to get work experience for their third-year project. Arin Yotthonglang (“A”), Natchanok Pangsang (“Tai”) and … Continue reading

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Butterfly Spotting and Identification in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana

Butterfly Spotting and Identification in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana By Helen Ford Introduction The forest here is full of biodiversity. You have the macaques, monitor lizards, birds of prey, ground squirrels and an abundance of different insects. My focus … Continue reading

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Monkeys and Water

Chris Love was with us in Phana for about six months. He provided water for the monkeys almost every morning, first thing. He managed to combine that with taking some great photographs of the monkeys. Here are some which show … Continue reading

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Population increases in Don Chao Poo Forest

  There is no doubt that the population of long-tailed macaques in Don Chao Poo Forest, Phana, is increasing and in the long run that could adversely affect the lives of the monkeys as well as nearby human residents. In … Continue reading

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Feeding Monkeys in the Forest

New video produced by Phana Macaque Project This is the English-language version of a video we have produced. The target audience of the Thai-language version is Phana school students. We hope that they will gain a greater understanding of the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Monks’ Retreat

  Every year at the end of December, Don Chao Poo Forest, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, is host to a 10-day retreat for several hundred monks and lay men and women. The monks come from all over Isan and … Continue reading

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World Monkey Day

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Feeding the monkeys with chopped bananas

We always recommend chopping bananas before feeding them to the monkeys. But still many people hand out a branch with a huge bunch of bananas attached to it. The result is predictable: one large male monkey will grab the whole … Continue reading

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