Facts and Figures
Official Name: Kingdom of Thailand
Capital City: Bangkok
Languages: Thai, English, local dialects.
The number of languages listed for Thailand is 76.
Official Currency: Baht
Religions: Buddhism, others
Population: 61,001,000
Indigenous Population:
Land Area: 510,890 sq km (197,255 sq miles)
Number of Indigenous languages:
Number of Indigenous groups:
Native Vascular plant species: 12,000 (11,625 IUCN)
Endemic Species: 1200 (?)
% Species endemism: 10%
Total no. threatened: 385
% Species threatened: 3.3 %
 Medicinal plant estimate: +800
 
 
 CIEER Projects
Arika Virapongse - Fullbright Fellow 2002 (Proposal )
Chiang Mai University, Khon Kaen University
 
Questions about Thailand Medicinal Plants
Contact - Regional Coordinator: seasia@cieer.org
 
References/Suggested Readings
IPGRI Homegardens
Anderson, E. F. 1986. Ethnobotany of Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand. I. Medicinal Plants of Akha. Econ. Bot. Vol. 40 (1). p. 38-53.
Anderson, E. F. 1986. Ethnobotany of Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand. II. Lahu Medicinal Plants. Econ. Bot. Vol. 40 (4). p. 442-450.
Farnsworth, N. R. and N. Bunyapraphatsara, Thai Medicinal Plants.
March 1988, WHO, WWF, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) sponsored an international consultation of conservation of medicinal plants in Thailand.
Utilizing medicinal plants in Thailand by Andrew Willis
Ethnobotanical Training in Thailand
Links
World Conservation Monitoring Centre - Threatened Plants
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
SIL - Ethnologue, 13th Edition
WWF Ecoregions of Thailand
National Geographic Country Maps
US State Dept. Country Information
Library of Congress
CIA Factbook
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