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Forest protection

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

National forest reserve encroached in Mae Sot

Three large tracts of woodland — about 45 rai altogether — were found to have been encroached on inside the Mae Sot National Forest Reserve in Phop Phra district, according to a local media report. The encroachment was reported to the 6th Forest Protection Unit ...

Assawin Pinitwong

Wildfires in North claim more lives

More casualties were on Friday reported during operations to put out wildfires in the North. A villager lost her life battling a blaze on Doi Khun Pae mountain in Chiang Mai’s Chom Thong district.A resident who did not wish to be named said the dead ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Keeping forest floor moist to stop fires

Forest fires have stretched the government’s manpower and resources, prompting authorities to rethink their approach and work on keeping forest floors moist to contain the spread of fires.With trees shedding their leaves early this year, Thailand has experienced at least three major wildfires, including one ...

King-oua Laohong

Phu Kradueng firebreaks to minimise bushfire damage

Authorities are building firebreaks in Phu Kradueng National Park in a bid to prevent widespread fire damage in the future, after a recent bushfire destroyed about 3,400 rai of forest in the nature reserve.The move was announced by Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Varawut Silpa-archa, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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