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Highway to the danger list? Khao Yai
« on: March 14, 2016, 12:40:36 AM »
Highway to the danger list?

A road widening project in Khao Yai could threaten Unesco World Heritage status

Activist Srisuwan Janya was stunned by the number of fallen and missing trees by the roadside of Highway 304, which cuts through the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

Shrubs had been cleared away and an excavator was working to help expand the dual carriageway into a four-lane highway.

He suspected the missing trees hadn't been removed in compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) measures and said none of the trees should have been taken from the site.

“The World Heritage Committee wouldn’t accept this,” said Mr Srisuwan, a lawyer and president of the Stop Global Warming Association.

“It’s not the right way to get more vehicles running through a conservation zone.”

Declared a World Heritage site by Unesco in 2005, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai may fall onto the World Heritage in Danger list and lose its status due to problems caused by increased illegal logging, skyrocketing tourism, encroaching resorts and emerging development projects, including the Highway 304 expansion.

full article: Bangkokpost
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Re: Highway to the danger list? Khao Yai
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 06:57:07 PM »
tree take carbon dioxide give oxygen. tree good
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Re: Highway to the danger list? Khao Yai
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 07:30:47 AM »
I think it is self-evident that when easier access is given to pristine nature parks the greater is man’s ability to downgrade its bio diversity.  The number of trees cut down to widen the road are of importance but the Thai habit of yearly burn offs is having a far greater impact on the environment than the trees cut down for road widening.  I have visited these parks and when stopped at a lookout all I can see is virtually nothing except pollution on a grand scale.  It has been known for eons of time that ploughing the straw and stubble left over from farming back into the soil is highly beneficial to the earth and promotes a better crop.  This habit of burn off needs to be tackled by the government.  Straw and stubble feed the microbes and worms essential for healthy growth of plants. Yes, not only save trees but promote the planting on a large scale of trees on non productive land.
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