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The arboreal saviour

Preecha Siri might live in a rural village, but that hasn't stopped him from making his mark in forest preservation _ and the UN has taken notice

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What does it take to become a hero? 

Ban Huay Hin Lahd Nai in Chiang Rai province is one of about 8,800 forest community villages in the country recognised by Royal Forestry of Thailand and permitted to stay in state forest land. The century-old village is one of the strongest examples of a forest community. It helps protect 10,000 rai of forest.

For some, the vital qualities are power, courage or crisis management.

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