Thai Plants and Animals under Threat from Habitat Loss to Climate Change  

The National Committee on Conservation and Utilisation of Biodiversity has endorsed the latest update report on the country’s status of biodiversity, which has found a number of plants and animals over the past year were increasingly under threat; from habitat loss to climate change

The committee, which met on Friday for the second time this year to endorse the report prepared by the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning and the Thai Environment Institute Foundation (TEI), has learned that almost all of the country’s seven sub-ecosystems over the past year faced increasing challenges in various forms.

The seven ecosystems include forest, mountain, semi-humid arid, water resources, agriculture, island, and marine and coastal ecosystems. Agriculture and forest ecosystems are the most dominant, being around 55.7 and 31.2 per cent of the country’s territory.

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