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Biodiversity Observation and Monitoring in Thailand

  • Dokrak Marod
  • Utis Kutintara
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Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Abstract

For the last three decades, the world has given high priority to an examination of biological resources, and people have become more aware of biodiversity losses. As the tropical zone contains about 70% of the total biotic species of the world (Lugo 1988), destruction of natural habitats in the tropical region is a crucial component of these losses (Ehrlich 1988; Turner and Meyer 1991; Whitmore 1997). Presently, biodiversity conservation has a high profile worldwide because biodiversity plays an important role in the well-being of humans in terms of economic benefits, services, ethics, and aesthetics. Thus, biodiversity conservation is a hot issue for all countries, including the Kingdom of Thailand, which is recognized as one of the richest countries in the world with regard to biodiversity.

Keywords

Biodiversity Conservation National Preservation Thai Government Concern Biodiversity Conservation LTER Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest BiologyKasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand

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