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Field Study: Thailand. Rayong and Chanthaburi Provinces.  

Field Study: Thailand. Rayong and Chanthaburi Provinces.

The study area lies within the Eastern Region of Thailand, and focuses on Rayong and Chanthaburi provinces. Three sites are analysed in detail to show how protected areas (PAs) support socio-economic activity and development:[ a river sub-basin containing Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park, with the focus on tourism and water supply and quality; a near-shore marine environment, involving marine protected areas (MPAs) along the southern boundary of Rayong Province and Koh Samet National Park, with an emphasis on fisheries and tourism; the Kung Krabaen Royal Development Project, a terrestrial-coastal development featuring shrimp production, oyster production and fisheries and their interaction with PAs and the natural environment.]These three examples involve different geographic scales, different types of environments and/or natural resource systems, and different categories of PAs. They are not intended to produce comprehensive valuations of economic benefits provided by Pas within the local area. They do, however, provide examples of the various kinds of environmental products and services that can be supplied by PAs. The report also explains the natural mechanisms that deliver these products and services to dependent communities and economic sectors, and demonstrates the economic importance of PAs in underpinning economic and social development.


Uploaded on: Sep 2008
File size: 975 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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