Promoting community development in Thailand

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


The Population and Community Development Association of Bangkok launched CBIRD Center in Sub Tai to promote economic development and deal with poaching.
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For many years, residents of Sub Tai village, Thailand were forced to supplement their incomes by poaching in nearby Khao Yai National Park, a repository of rare species and Thailand's oldest national park. In this participatory project, villagers signed a commitment not to cut trees or hunt in the park in return for low-cost loans.


To ensure that the rich biodiversity of Khao Yai National Park is protected, loans are disbursed for ecological income generating activities such as tree-planting and trekking services.

Long-Term Impact

As a result, income in Sub Tai has nearly doubled and many community members are free from debt.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


CBIRD is recognized internationally
Technical committee recognizes CBIRD
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Organization Information

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $50 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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