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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 ...

Asian Governments Banking On Social Forestry To Sustain Reforestation Efforts

A village group in Indonensia’s Kalimantan Island plants a small community fuelwood plantation. A Vietnamese landowner plants trees along her field as a living fence and as source of fuelwood. Filipino farmers plant trees that they will sell later to  a local paer mill, for ...

Dr. Michael A. Bengwayan

Villagers face greater threat under new national parks law

New national parks will impose stricter penalties to further limit the rights of farmers and indigenous people, land rights activists and analysts said on Friday, after a series of convictions highlighted their vulnerability.Under the National Parks Act, which was unveiled by the government last week ...

Community Forest Bill passes NLA

The long-awaited Forest Community Bill has finally been approved by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), putting an end to campaigns by environmentalists and villagers – dating back almost three decades – to have more say in the designation of green areas.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New forestland resolution ‘old wine in new bottle’

The government’s measures to tackle the problems over forest communities, which are outlined in a new Cabinet resolution, are deeply flawed, say representatives of forest dwellers. The Cabinet on Tuesday approved five new forestland management plans and measures to tackle forest encroachment.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

National Human Rights Commission-Academics jointly oppose against the use of local world’s wetland to set up as Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone.

Establishment of Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone has been facing a delay. Recently, residents in Boon Ruang sub-district jointly opposed the use of community forest to set up Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone. This is mainly because they fear of possible impacts on the surrounding ...

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