Information
Location: Trang, Thailand

Sectors: Sustainable Cities and Built Environment; Freshwater Resource Management and Sanitation; Biodiversity, Forests and other Ecosystems;

By: Thailand

Type: Local

Source: The ICLEI Case Study series

Year: 2000


Urban development and biodiversity conservation
Trang municipality has integrated biological diversity conservation into its urban development planning by
initiating a conservation project at Nam Jed Canal or Klong Nam Jed.

Tackling climate change and conserving biological diversity is an important issue for the city of Trang. With the participation of various stakeholders, the objective of the project has been to develop a better understanding of the importance and the benefits of biological diversity and conservation. The project included a site survey, sampling and data collection, and interviews with local community members. The participants came up with short and long term measures and action plans to conserve the biodiversity along Klong Nam Jed. This allows the city of Trang to develop effective and appropriate action plans.
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