News from Thailand
Thai government puts forest rehabilitation and preservation on national agenda
Thailand is working to counter deforestation and has decided to allocate 3 billion baht to regenerate 7 million Rai (1,120,000 Hectares) of forest over the next five years.
Top officials from all Ministries concerned met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Forest Department. It was decided that the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and the Royal Forest Department will be responsible for the reforestation efforts, including the recovery of the forest ecology system, constructing 11,000 man-made water retention areas and 19,000 dykes, along with forest preservation and protection programmes.
To read the article about Thailand's reforestation efforts in the Bangkok Post, click here.