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Lessons learned from protected areas management experience in Thailand: 1992 - 2001


A series of 11 thematic and 4 country lessons papers is being drafted drawing on global experience in linking protected areas and key economic development sectors.This Thailand lessons paper contributes to that series by compiling the experiences of more than one hundred senior government officials from various agencies involved in natural resource management, conservation and economic development in Thailand, as well as representatives from respected civil society organizations.

The Thailand lessons paper will soon be available in printed form in ICEM, 2003. Lessons learned in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. Review of Protected Areas and Development in the Lower Mekong River Region, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia. 104 pp. ISBN: 0 975033 26 3

It can now be downloaded here.

Download the Thailand lessons paper [PDF 171]

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Lessons from a decade of protected area management
  3. Legal framework for environment and protected areas
  4. Institutional framework for protected areas
  5. Mechanisms to reconcile conservation with economic development plans
  6. Financing for nature conservation and decentralisation
  7. Conclusions
  8. References and further reading