Thailand, with its unique geography and natural attractions, has long been a draw for visitors. From mountains to rainforest, plains to wetlands and rivers to the sea, Thailand is home to many diverse habitats. Within these habitats live tigers, leopards, elephants, Asiatic black bears, sambar deer, pangolins, gibbons, tapirs, dolphins, dugongs and many others species.
Plant life is also rich with an incredible range of bamboo, tropical hardwoods and over 27,000 flowering species, including Thailand’s national floral symbol, the orchid. Mangrove forests, pristine beaches and coral reefs can be found along the country’s extensive coastal areas.
Despite the rich biodiversity, Thailand, like many Asian countries, faces a range of environmental problems: deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife trade, and air and water pollution.