Landless Thais get homes in mangrove forest in conservation push

Thai authorities have reached an agreement with a landless community that will allow villagers to live in a mangrove forest if they help protect the area, a unique collaboration that could work across the country, land rights groups said.Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between ...

MNRE to nominate Ranong mangrove forest area for "natural world heritage" status

May 10 has been declared National Mangrove Forest Day and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has been preparing to nominate Ranong’s mangrove forest area natural world heritage status.Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said that the Cabinet has designated May 10 ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Special Economic Zone plan for Trat province raises concerns of pollution, loss of coastal livelihoods

In 2015, the Government of Thailand launched a plan that designates 10 border provinces as “Special Economic Zones (SEZs)”. Trat, situated adjacent to Cambodia, is one of the 10. Specifically, Mairut together with Khlong Yai and Hat Lek sub-districts have been earmarked as the eastern ...

Phurinat Chotiwan

1st mangrove botanical garden to be established in Thailand

A committee of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has surveyed a mangrove forest in Chanthaburi province before designating it the first mangrove botanical garden in Thailand. The mangrove botanical garden will be established to honor His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The garden is located ...

Suwit Rattiwan

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