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The main environmental issues that Thailand faces are deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife trade, and air and water pollution. The positive economic development that Thailand has experienced has come at the price of the degradation of the country’s extensive natural resources. 1 In 2015, the government adopted emission standards, phased out lead in gasoline, and removed a number of polluting rickshaws in the streets to decrease air pollution in Bangkok. Better air quality has already improved the health and quality of life of residents in the city.2 Worldwide climate change affects farmland in Thailand, making lowlands and coastal areas more susceptible to flooding. In order to curb the effects of climate change, the government developed a Climate Change Action Plan in order to educate the public ...See More and implement regulations about environmental conservation.3 Show Less

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1 https://www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/English/aseaccu/venue/pdf/2011_05.pdf
2 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2015/04/13/from-santiago-to-bangkok-cleaner-air-brings-healthier-lives
3 http://www.th.undp.org/content/thailand/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/overview.html
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Thailand News

The Straits Times 
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As we head towards an online economy and society under the overarching vision of Thailand 4.0, cybersecurity has become crucial to our future stability. The dangers of a globalised Internet have already ... See more..
Markets Insider 
AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited, the leading property developer for urban residents, in collaboration with its Japanese partner Mitsubishi Estate Group recently announced the launch of Life Asoke -- Rama 9, a magnificent mega condominium ... See more..
Phuket Gazette 
Don't come to Thailand at the end of October. For all the right reasons, it will be quietly chaotic. Not for Thais or those expats that fully appreciate and understand what's going on, but for tourists. It's likely that nothing much will be open on ... See more..
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Midland Reporter-Telegram 
The pre-veterinary medicine student spent three weeks in June with the Loop Abroad student veterinarian program working to support local animal and nature conservation efforts in Thailand. Miller said one of her professors at Texas State encourages ... See more..
The National (blog) 
A more improbable sounding destination for the 2034 World Cup is being offered by two separate South East Asian states. The Asean Football Federation recently declared its support for a joint bid from Thailand and Indonesia, two countries that the ... See more..
Lonely Planet Travel News 
Thailand's Fine Arts Department last year launched a project to revive and protect the art of Hun Luang and decided the show for the royal funeral would be a perfect place to showcase the almost forgotten art. How the Hun Luang performance might look. See more..
The Nation 
Sudaphan joined HSBC in 2000 as Deputy Head of Corporate Marketing and Sales for Thailand, overseeing the Corporate Sales team and managing its relationships with corporate clients across sectors. In 2011, she became Head of Global Markets ... See more..
Condé Nast Traveller India 
Twenty famous Thai beaches will soon have something more in common than blue-green waters and long-tail boats bobbing offshore: no smoking signs. Starting in November, Thailand will ban cigarettes on 20 top tourist beaches including party-central ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Thailand's already “very accommodative” monetary policy is fueling robust growth that's spreading across the economy, said Bank of Thailand Governor ... See more..
The Guardian 
Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country's most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up, ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma
Area

Total 513,120 sq km
Land 510,890 sq km
Water 2,230 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid
Natural Resources

tin, rubber, natural gas, tungsten, tantalum, timber, lead, fish, gypsum, lignite, fluorite, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from organic and factory wastes; deforestation; soil erosion; wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting

Demographics

Nationality
Thai
Population
67,448,120 (July 2013 est.)
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With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, generally pro-investment policies, and strong export industries, Thailand achieved steady growth due largely to industrial and agriculture exports - mostly electronics, agricultural commodities, automobiles and parts, and processed foods. Thailand is trying to maintain growth by encouraging domestic consumption and public investment to offset weak exports in 2012. Unemployment, at less than 1% of the labor force, stands as one of the lowest levels in the world, which puts upward pressure on wages in some industries. Thailand also attracts nearly 2.5 million migrant workers from neighboring countries. The Thai government is implementing a ...See More nation-wide 300 baht ($10) per day minimum wage policy and deploying new tax reforms designed to lower rates on middle-income earners. The Thai economy has weathered internal and external economic shocks in recent years. The global economic crisis severely cut Thailand's exports, with most sectors experiencing double-digit drops. In 2009, the economy contracted 2.3%. However, in 2010, Thailand's economy expanded 7.8%, its fastest pace since 1995, as exports rebounded. In late 2011 growth was interrupted by historic flooding in the industrial areas in Bangkok and its five surrounding provinces, crippling the manufacturing sector. Industry recovered from the second quarter of 2012 onward with GDP growth at 5.5% in 2012. The government has approved flood mitigation projects worth $11.7 billion, which were started in 2012, to prevent similar economic damage, and an additional $75 billion for infrastructure over the next seven years with a plan to start in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$662.6 billion (2012 est.); $622.5 billion (2011 est.); $622 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

30.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 29.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, cassava (manioc), rubber, corn, sugarcane, coconuts, soybeans
Industries

tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world's second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer