Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation Corridor Impacts in Thailand's Western Forest Complex

Ratchaburi, Thailand 5 to 7 November 2016

This workshop will look at how Thailand's first biodiversity conservation corridor - in the Western Forest Complex - has made a difference to biodiversity and local livelihoods over the past decade. 

Established in 2007 by the Department of National Parks with CEP support, the 70km long biodiversity corridor runs near to the Myanmar border, covers 66,000 hectares and links two important protected areas.The aim of the corridor was to ensure key habitat remains intact for species such as the Asian Elephant. Some 12,000 households reside in the corridor area, and engaging local communities in corridor management was a core strategy. The main corridor activities focused on poverty reduction, land use planning and land management, and restoration and maintenance of ecosystems.

While direct CEP support concluded in 2012, the Government of Thailand has continued corridor activities. An impact assessment was recently conducted and its results will be discussed at the workshop, before being finalized in a report.

More details on the event and all meeting materials, including presentations, will be uploaded here as soon as available.


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