Relief for forest dwellers

New law allows use of resources without the fear of being accused of encroachment.Under the new National Parks Act, local communities may stay in a forest reserve and use its renewable resources.  Article 65 of this law opens a clear channel for mutual co-existence for ...

Chularat Saengpassa

SPECIAL REPORT: EU-driven timber certification raises hopes for sustain forest management and forest dwellers' benefits.

With Potentially high benefits at stake, Thailand is moving toward allowing the harvesting of some tree species, which is currently banned unless special permission is obtained.Supporters say a legal amendment could help raise incomes and lead to sustainable livelihoods for forest dwellers, while also stimulating ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Latest forest policy move may be a boon for forest dwellers

The government’s latest policy addressing the problem of overlapping rights on forested land will be a major turning point for residents, as it will allow them to live in forested areas and sustain themselves legally and also bring a halt to further encroachment, officials said ...

The Nation Reporter

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