Forests and forestry

Forest cover

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 ...

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

Agencies work on reforesting burned down forests

The Royal Forest Department (RFD) is making preparations to recover the recently burned down forested areas in Thailand’s North, the department’s director-general Attaphon Charoenchansa said.Attaphon added that he has instructed RFD officials to check the damaged areas and prohibited locals from invading the forest for ...

The Nation Reporter

Northern fires killing off wildlife, protected plants

Beyond the harm done to human health by the North’s smouldering blanket of forest fires, concern has arisen for wildlife and rare plants on the slopes of Doi Luang Chiang Dao in Chiang Mai. The mountain is protected as the only locale in Thailand where “sub-alpine ...

Sakaorat Sirima

Fighting for our forests

Attapol Charoenchansa, the newly-appointed chief of the Royal Forest Department (RFD), says he will be making use of his 30 years of experience to expand the country’s forested area and deal with those involved with deforestation. Keep reading ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Southeast Asian forest loss much greater than expected, with negative implications for climate

Researchers using satellite imaging have found much greater than expected deforestation since 2000 in the highlands of Southeast Asia, a critically important world ecosystem. The findings are important because they raise questions about key assumptions made in projections of global climate change as well as ...

John Sullivan

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