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Bampen Chaiyarak

Bampen Chaiyarak is an anthropologist and writer focusing on cultures, nature, and human interactions. Her work emphasizes social-ecological systems and health equity, drawing from her extensive ethnographic fieldwork to author many non-fiction documentary books and in-depth reports.

How a Thai village repairs the scars of a toxic mine

For resisting a gold mine that poisoned their lands, a community in northeastern Thailand was lionised by the press as an example of a David-versus-Goliath fight. But years later, the villagers are still struggling to revive the lands – now without the compensation that they were lawfully entitled to.
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How a Thai village repairs the scars of a toxic mine

For resisting a gold mine that poisoned their lands, a community in northeastern Thailand was lionised by the press as an example of a David-versus-Goliath fight. But years later, the villagers are still struggling to revive the lands – now without the compensation that they were lawfully entitled to.

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How a Thai village repairs the scars of a toxic mine

For resisting a gold mine that poisoned their lands, a community in northeastern Thailand was lionised by the press as an example of a David-versus-Goliath fight. But years later, the villagers are still struggling to revive the lands – now without the compensation that they were lawfully entitled to.

Read More