Forests and forestry

Forest policy and administration

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 ...

SPECIAL REPORT: EU-driven timber certification raises hopes for sustain forest management and forest dwellers' benefits.

With Potentially high benefits at stake, Thailand is moving toward allowing the harvesting of some tree species, which is currently banned unless special permission is obtained.Supporters say a legal amendment could help raise incomes and lead to sustainable livelihoods for forest dwellers, while also stimulating ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Forest Act to be amended to encourage felling and growing of rare trees

Landowners will be able to cut down up to 171 “reserved” and “rare” timber species growing on their properties without having to seek permission from the authorities, once an amendment to the Forest Act is published in the Royal Gazette in the next two months.Keep ...

The Nation Reporter

SPECIAL REPORT: New forest policy over conflicting claims needs widening public participation

Somsak Saelao’s community of Pang Kob is isolated, situated close to the top of the Khun Nan mountain, and follows the traditional way of life of the Hmong hilltribe.Pang Kob is in fact located deep in the Khun Nan National Park, surrounded by the lush ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Latest forest policy move may be a boon for forest dwellers

The government’s latest policy addressing the problem of overlapping rights on forested land will be a major turning point for residents, as it will allow them to live in forested areas and sustain themselves legally and also bring a halt to further encroachment, officials said ...

The Nation Reporter

Forest governance reforms needed in the region, forum told

Southeast Asian countries are being urged to incorporate forest governance into their policies in order to ensure the health of forested land and communities dependent on them.Several experiences in the region have proved that the lack of principles concerning forest policies and management – from ...

The Nation Reporter

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