WWF-Thailand: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

Posted on 29 January 2014    
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WWF-Thailand leaflet cover.
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From beaches of world-renowned beauty to lush forests that support the livelihoods of thousands of local communities, Thailand is home to a wide variety of ecosystems. Situated at a biogeographic crossroads – between the Indochinese region in the north and the Sundiac region in the south – Thailand’s range of climates, varied topography, and long coastlines make it a hotspot for biodiversity. This array of habitats fosters a remarkable variety of species, as well as an abundance of valuable ecosystem services.

Threats to biodiversity in Thailand include poaching, deforestation due to agricultural expansion and illegal timber harvesting, destructive fishing practices, pollution, and disturbances caused by major infrastructure development.

WWF is working to protect Thailand’s incredible ecosystems and the important and iconic species that they harbour, in order to safeguard these wondrous and valuable natural resources for the future benefit of people and nature. 

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