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 provinces have showed a positive change in mangrove forest coverage as compared to data in 2014. In the 2014 assessment, mangrove forests stood at 1.53 million rai.

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Bangkok Post Reporter