Small Voices, Real Actions of People in Forests

Similar to other ethnic groups, people of Hmong at Ban Pang Kob living in the buffer zone of Doi Phu Kha National Park and Khun Nan National Park are entirely dependent on the forests. Their livelihoods and food security from surrounding forests are now facing threats from impacts of climate change and become insecure from the state’s designation of reserved forests and the ministerial regulations, which basically aim to increase areas of the forest cover and green zone, but fail to properly recognise customary rules and tenure rights of local communities to own, use, and access forest resources.

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