Threats to biodiversity including encroachment of natural habitats, deterioration of environmental quality and inappropriate use of natural resources, have continuously contributed to the loss of biodiversity in Thailand. Several species have been found extinct in nature, while several more are endangered or under threat. Such a problem is particularly critical for endemic plant species which are commonly found to have a very limited range. Measures for conservation and protection of the species’ natural habitats are therefore urgently required.
Target 9: By 2020, threatened species and endemic species have improved conservation status and measures are in place for conservation and protection of their habitats.