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Forest heritage status under threat

Illegal logging, poor management to blame

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Thailand's Dong Phayayen-Khoyai Forest Complex is in danger of losing its World Heritage status because illegal logging is destroying the forest. 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which earlier this year sent a team to inspect the forest, is proposing that the area be put on the "World Heritage in Danger" list at its annual meeting in Qatar in June.

The proposal is a result of ineffective management to prevent illegal logging of Siamese rosewood that was once abundant in the area.

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