Category Archives: Tetsaban Phana

Initial Assessment of Don Chao Poo

Initial Assessment of Don Chao Poo, Amphur Phana, Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand Phana Monkey Project Researchers: E. Capp, R.L. Cope, C. O’Brien & R.J.Southon 1.1 Introduction Don Chao Poo, a sacred forest, is located in the Phana District of Amnat … Continue reading

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More Bins for Don Chao Poo Forest

Our efforts to reduce the amount of litter in Don Chao Poo have been somewhat successful though it is difficult to quantify it. Certainly litter is being picked up and removed more frequently by tetsaban staff and volunteers and the … Continue reading

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Monkey-proof dustbins in Singapore and Phana

Waste disposal is a world-wide problem. Developed countries are having to reduce the frequency of garbage collection from households and businesses. Developing countries have to come to terms with the ever-increasing amount of garbage that their societies are producing and … Continue reading

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Phana Monkey Project

 RESEARCH TEAM The Phana Monkey Project is about to reach a crucial stage. A week from now five  researchers, all recent Msc graduates in Animal Behaviour from Exeter University in the UK, will arrive in Phana to begin a  project … Continue reading

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Birth of the Macaque Project (2)

Phana is sometimes known as ‘Monkey Town’. I am not sure that the people of Phana really like that, but I notice that there is a large, framed collage of photos labelled MONKEY TOWN just outside the Mayor’s office at … Continue reading

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Birth of the Macaque Project (1)

The Phana Macaque Project came about largely because of a few blogs I wrote earlier this year on Life in Phana (www.phanathailife.typepad.com). I had been in and out of the monkey forest, Don Chao Poo, on a daily basis and … Continue reading

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The Monkey Forest: a community space

The monkey forest (Don Chao Poo) is frequently used by the community of Phana for ceremonial and celebratory occasions. The Phana Municipality (Tetsaban Phana) is responsible for the forest and it is the tetsaban which organizes events there. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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