Voices of the Forest: Thailand
This video is told from the viewpoint of a female member of a bamboo shoot processing cooperative that is part of the Khao Rao Thian Thong forest management group in Thailand, which works to improve the area’s degraded forest while promoting the sustainable use of forest resources. The group is part of a community forest network, through which forest communities around Thailand share knowledge and experiences. As a result of their efforts, forest resources in Khao Rao Thian Thong are now being used sustainably, and community members’ livelihoods have improved. Most households are collecting bamboo shoots for their own consumption as well as selling their products for additional income.