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Boon Rueang Wetland Forest Conservation Group of Thailand wins global environmental award

The Boon Rueang Wetland Forest Conservation Group from the village Boon Rueang in northern Thailand convinced the government to conserve the largest wetland forest in the Ing River basin rather than develop a special economic zone. Since that momentous achievement, made through advocacy and dialogue, the Group has pioneered a community forestry model that is successfully protecting biodiversity, storing carbon, providing food and livelihoods, and enabling the community to preserve its identity and culture.

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