Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Thailand is ‘burning’

The Nation has compiled a list of wildfires that have occurred over the past six months versus the same period a year earlier and the amount of land affected.Forest fires are becoming a common occurrence in the country. The most recent, and perhaps the worst ...

The Nation Reporter

Maritime areas in Chumphon’s Pathio district declared environmental protection zones

The Thai cabinet endorsed an edict by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today (Tuesday), declaring specific areas in Pak Khlong, Chum Kho, Bang Son and Saphli sub-districts in Pathio district of the southern province of Chumphon to be environmental protection zones, in which ...

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

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