Thailand’s once-rich forest ecosystem has been drastically depleted over the past century by commercial exploitation, urbanization and unsustainable agricultural practices. However, not all hope is lost—there are still opportunities to return value to forests.
Revived forests would yield not only environmental, but economic and social benefits. They would help to absorb carbon dioxide and support watersheds and biodiversity. Forests can also yield commercial potential without being destroyed, if sensitively harnessed. Socially, many Thais, especially ethnic minorities, have been traditionally close to forests; letting them continue their way of life would also preserve Thailand’s precious cultural heritage and wisdom. Additionally, the public can also be encouraged to reconnect with nature through forests, feeling its nurturing effect as they go for recreational activities such as camping or hiking.
HAILAND’S BCG TRANSFORMATION : 40 Case Studies on the Bio-Circular-Green Strategy and the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy In Action” page 222-225