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Thailand - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Thailand is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in Southeast Asia. It is located within two major biogeographical regions – the Indochinese region in the north and the Sundiac region in the south... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Threats to biodiversity in Thailand include illegal hunting, crop and forest burning, livestock overgrazing, forest clearance/illegal logging, destructive fishing practices, disturbance caused by tourism and transportation activities, environmental pollution, forest fires, introduction of invasive alien species, coral bleaching and the loss of wetlands... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Thailand has developed three NBSAPs to date, with the third formulated in the light of achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target. National policies, measures and plans are grouped into 5 strategies and 17 action plans, which serve as a framework for implementing the NBSAP over a five-year period (2008-2012)... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Among the major achievements toward the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets is the increase of protected areas. At least 20% of the marine and coastal areas in Thai waters have been designated as protected areas and at least 5 sites of wetlands of international importance have been designated as Ramsar sites... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

In 2009, Thailand adopted the National Biodiversity Policy which focuses on the protection and restoration of conservation areas. Further mechanisms include the Country Management Plan (2008-2011), promoting the sustainable use of biodiversity, and the NBSAP (2008-2012)... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Although endowed with rich and diverse biodiversity in various tropical ecosystems, Thailand is unfortunately faced with threats due to the loss of natural habitats, overexploitation, as well as from the lack of public concern and inconsistent and non-systematic biodiversity research and study... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Patama Domrongphol
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Benjamaporn Wattanatongchai
GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Ms. Sirirat Warongkachart
GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Ms Sommawan Sukprasert
ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Chatchai Silpasoonthorn
CHM NFP
Mr. Panuwat Kamuttachart
SBSTTA NFP
Mrs. Pattarin Sanghaisuk
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Dalad Senthong
BCH NFP
Ms. Praopan Tongsom
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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