Thailand

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists; Carolyn Cowan; MongaBay

Photo: JJ Harrison via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)

A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia’s last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex is a vast and biodiverse region that spans six provinces in eastern Thailand. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for its exceptional biodiversity but is perhaps better known as the home of one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti).

Source: Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

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