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 meeting and refrain from building new dams in the forest complex.

The Thai delegation led by former foreign permanent secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow and Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (Onep) secretary-general Raweewan Bhuridej attended the meeting in China’s Fuzhou city via video conference.

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Bangkok Post Reporter