Tag Archives: Volume_32_3

Community Participation in Land Use Planning in Upper Nam Ton Watershed, Hinherb District, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

The objectives were to study the socioeconomic impact, land use type, level of community participation and factors affecting community participation in land use planning in the upper Nam Ton watershed in Hinherb district, Vientiane province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The study used a questionnaire to collect data from 350 samples/households. Data analysis using statistical software computed the frequency, percentage, maximum, ... Read More »

Impact from Adventure Tourism Using Off-road Vehicles on the Ecosystem of Western Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary

The objectives of this research were to study and quantify the use of dirt roads within the Western Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, to study the characteristics of the roads and their basic ecological characters, to analyze the impacts on and physical resistance of the areas accessed by off-road vehicles and to predict the severity of future impacts from off-road ... Read More »

Role of Newspaper Journalists Offering News on Natural Resources and the Environment

This study investigated the importance of newspaper coverage regarding the natural resources and environment with regard to the role of the media in delivering news and factors affecting the presentation of news.  The study involved qualitative research using content analysis.  Environmental news was studied from five newspapers comprising: Thairath, Dailynews, Khaosod, Komchadluek, and Matichon over a one year period.  In-depth ... Read More »

People’s Participation in Community Forest Management in National Reserved Forest, Khon Kaen Province

The objectives of the study were to determine the socio-economic characteristics, people participation level and factors affecting people participation in community forest management in the national reserved forest.  Data were collected using the designed questionnaire to interview 188 respondents.  The frequency, percentage, mean, maximum, minimum, and standard deviation were statistically analyzed and tested by t-test and F-test at the 0.05 ... Read More »

Mathematical Models for Estimating Evapotranspiration of a Hill Evergreen Forest in Kog Ma Watershed, Doi Pui, Chiang Mai Province; 1. Model Formulation, Calibration and Verification

An application of a mathematical model was studied coupling the Penman, Penman-Monteith and Rutter’s models to estimate the evapotranspiration of a hill evergreen forest at Huai Kog Ma, Doipui, Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand.  The results obtained from the coupled model were compared with those measured from the Eddy-Correlation method.  To calibrate and verify the results from the model, Nash ... Read More »

People Participation in Watershed Conservation under the Extension and Development Project of Community Participation in Conservation Forest at Huai Samran Watershed Management Unit, Surin and Si Sa Ket Provinces

The objectives of this research were to determine the socio-economic characteristics, participation level and factors affecting people’s participation in watershed conservation.  The data were collected from interviewing 269 samples using the designed questionnaire.  The statistical analysis methods used were frequency, percentage, mean, minimum, maximum, t-test and F-test with the given significance level of 0.05. The results of the study revealed ... Read More »

People Opinions toward Monk’s Role as Leader of Forest Resource Conservation of Tha Tian Village, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province

The objectives of this study were to investigate the socio-economic conditions, participation level and factors affecting people’s opinions on monk’s leadership role in forest resource conservation at Tha Tian village, Sai Yok district, Kanchanaburi province.  The data were collected by employing the designed questionnaire to interview 130 respondents in the sampled households.  A statistical software package was employed to test ... Read More »

Application of Remote Sensing Technique for Atap Palm (Nypa fruticans Wurmb.) Product Valuation in Mangrove Forest Samut Sakhon Province

This study investigated classification techniques of Atap Palm using THEOS satellite data and the appropriate techniques to use for Atap Palm valuation in mangrove forest of Samut Sakhon province.  Data on Atap Palm leaves and Atap Palm fruit measured from field sample plots and gathered from interviews were included in the analysis processes. The results found that there were 25,257.22 ... Read More »

Valuation of Deforestation in Mangrove Forest Area, Samut Sakhon Province

The objectives of this study were to assess the overall value of mangroves what were lost through deforestation and to develop guidelines to promote people awareness of the value of the mangrove forest.  The study employed interviews and set up temporary sampling plots according to site quality.  Analysis considered the valuation in terms of the use and non use of ... Read More »

Plant Community Comparison Among Man-made Forest, Secondary Dry Evergreen Forest and Natural Dry Evergreen Forest at Pa Muak Lek-Tabkwang Plaeng 2 National Reserved Forest, Saraburi Province

A comparative plant community study was carried out at Muak Lek-Tubkhwang Plaeng 2 National Reserved Forest, Saraburi province.  The objectives were to investigate and compare the structural characteristics and composition of plant communities in man-made forest (MMF), secondary dry evergreen forest (SDEF) and natural dry evergreen forest (NDEF).  Three temporary plots each 20×50 m2 in size were set up in ... Read More »