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 forest that spans Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces, has been rejected three times in part due to human rights violations against Karen villagers.

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Bangkok Post Reporter