Fourteen wetlands in Thailand were enlisted as wetlands of international importance or Ramsar Site by the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention). An additional 69 sites were identified as wetlands of international importance by Thailand’s national wetland inventory, while 47 wetlands were found to be of national importance. Furthermore, nearly 20,000 sites were noted as wetlands of local importance and/or wetlands in need of protection and rehabilitation. However, effectiveness in the management of these wetlands has not been systemically evaluated at all levels and reviews on management tools and mechanisms as well as on the assessment of wetlands are therefore required with the view to enhance such effectiveness nationwide.
Target 14: By 2021, effectiveness in wetland management is improved at every level.