Mangrove Forest Conservation in Thailand

In Thailand, Mangrove forests along the country's coastlines totaled an area of approximately 367,900 hectares in 1961. Unfortunately, between 1975 and 1993, a large proportion of these forests were destroyed for various purposes ranging from human settlements, road construction, mining activities and creation of shrimp farms. In order to properly manage mangrove forests, the government has classified them into 2 zones - conservation and economic. The government has recently set a plan in motion for mangrove reforestation and between 1992-1995, about 13,569 hectares had been replanted.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Forest protection
  • Forests and forestry
  • Sustainable use forest
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
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Contact

Forest Research Office, Royal Forest Department, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Author (individual) Sonjai Havanond
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher NTNU
Publication date 1997
Pagination 6
Keywords mangrove,conservation,reforestation