A site dedicated to Thailand's amazing wildlife
Farangs Gone Wild is a "citizen science" wildlife website.
Many people visit Thailand for it's warm climate, beautiful beaches, and it's rich culture, but there's much more. The country covers an area of 513,000 sq km, 198,000 sq ml and stretches from Malaysia in the south to Myanmar in the north. The tropical and sub-tropical climate of Thailand supports a wide range of bio-diversity including 15,000 plant species, nearly 300 mammal species, over 950 bird species and a huge number of insects. Some 7,000 insect species have been identified by the Department of Agriculture but this is only accounts for 10% of specimens collected (Prakobviyakit, 1989). That's a staggering 70,000 insect species in Thailand and the figures still growing! We made this site because we are simply amazed by the bio-diversity in Thailand, in particular the wide range of insects that come in many and often quite bizarre shapes.
Farangs Gone Wild has over 3,500 species on our site, with that number growing daily.
Can You Help?
We are "amateur ologist's", but in the words of James Smithson, "EVERY MAN IS A VALUABLE MEMBER OF SOCIETY WHO, BY HIS OBSERVATIONS, RESEARCHES, AND EXPERIMENTS, PROCURES KNOWLEDGE FOR MEN".
If you are able to contribute in any fashion then please get involved.
Farang is a generic Thai word for someone of European ancestry.
Many thanks to our site sponsors Carol & Teya Stockinger