Thailand’s border with Myanmar

By 8th February 2021News

Tigers and other wildlife constantly transverse Thailand’s border with Myanmar and the recent news of political unrest in Myanmar reminds us of the fragility of the tiger population in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM) that lies close to the Myanmar border.

Tigers in Khao Laem National Park © Freeland

A recent article in the environmental news platform Mongabay,  highlights the need for safe corridors between Protected Areas to thrive but in Myanmar intact forest landscapes are disintegrating under the pressure of a development boom. In Thailand, Protected Areas are also feeling the pressure of human expansion. 

Nevertheless, the article highlights a number of conservation organisations, including Freeland who receive a WildCats grant for its work in Khao Laem National Park who are working to maintain forest connectivity throughout the wider area.

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