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Experts warn of massive deforestation in Thailand
April 09, 2012
Environmental activists and forestry experts have called on the Thai government to relocate people living in the country’s mountainous regions in order to prevent a deforestation crisis, Press TV reports.
According to experts, massive deforestation caused by commercial farming led to the deadly floods which struck Thailand last year, killing at least 700 people.
As a result of the flooding, Thailand suffered great losses in its farming sector. The country’s crop sector also witnessed a three percent contraction during the first three months of this year.
They have called on the relocation of some two million people, blaming the situation on the intensive commercial farming of crops and rice by the population.
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Keywords: agriculture, Asia, deforestation, flood, relocation, Thailand