Is logging banned in Thailand?

What countries have illegal logging?

Researchers estimate that the percentage of illegal logging is highest in Cameroon, Indonesia, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Peru, and Laos. See Table 1 for estimates of illegal logging in selected countries.

Is there deforestation in Thailand?

In Thailand, forest cover has declined from 53.5% in 1961 to 31.6% in 2014 as a result of population growth, infrastructure development, agricultural expansion, illegal logging and uncontrolled forest fires. On average, the annual deforestation rate was estimated at 0.6% or 140,000 hectares per year, from 1973 to 2014.

Who is causing deforestation in Thailand?


Due to a large amount of deforestation, particularly in the 1970s and 80s, the amount of land covered by forest was reduced from 70 percent in 1950 to 25 percent today. Only about 16 or 17 percent is healthy. Logging and agriculture are the primary culprits.

Are there forests in Thailand?

According to the U.N. FAO, 37.1% or about 18,972,000 ha of Thailand is forested, according to FAO. Of this 35.5% ( 6,726,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest.

Which country has the most illegal logging?

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the world’s largest rainforests. Illegal logging was among highest in the world in 2007, estimated as ca 70-90% of all timber export.

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Where is illegal logging the worst?

Although exact figures are difficult to calculate, given the illegal nature of the activity, decent estimates show that more than half of the logging that takes place globally is illegal, especially in open and vulnerable areas such as the Amazon Basin, Central Africa, Southeast Asia and the Russian Federation.

How much of Thailand is forest?

Forest area (% of land area) in Thailand was reported at 38.9 % in 2020, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources.