Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Community Forestry for the Local Economy [Video]

Tan-Yong-Mu-Long, community in the southern province of Songkhla to see how ‘community forestry’ helps people there, sustain their livelihoods. Keep watching ...

Forest evades WHC 'in danger' status

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex has been spared from being put on the World Heritage in danger list. However, the World Heritage Committee (WHC) has asked Thailand to comply with recommendations made by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at its July 23 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New Unesco heritage bid for forest site

Thailand will push ahead with another attempt to secure Unesco World Heritage site status for the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex at the annual World Heritage Convention this month, said Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.The country’s largest national park, covering a 2.9-million rai ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

A plan to construct seven dams in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn.The DPKY Forest Complex is home to one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding Indochinese tiger populations.Thai authorities have met opposition ...

Mekong: Reducing Forest Crime And Deforestation

A new Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)-For-Trade project, in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) Programme’s initiative for the Lower Mekong, will promote trade and sustainable forest management (SFM) and at ...

MNRE promotes participation in forest management [Video]

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is promoting inclusivity and participation in its ‘well-being’ forest management and restoration approach, with plans to promote engagement between international and local wood traders.Keep watching ...

Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push

Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said.Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between ...

Mangrove forests see big growth

Thailand’s mangrove forests have increased by more than 200,000 rai, raising the total mangrove coverage to 1.73 million rai, according to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. Citing satellite data showing the extent of mangrove forests in 24 coastal provinces, Mr Varawut said these ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Natural Resources Ministry hires locals to protect forests [Video]

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched an initiative to hire people from local communities to help protect forests, in a bid to help unemployed people earn income in the COVID-19 ravaged economy.Keep watching ...

Illegal logging, encroachment found in Narathiwat

A total of 36 rai of forest on Sankalakhiri mountain range in Chanae district of this southern province has been illegally cleared by encroachers, forest protection officials said.Acting on information from local villagers, Gen Jatuporn Kalampasut, director of the intelligence office of the Region 4 ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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