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Thai Monks Combat Deforestation
If the foot feels the foot when it feels the ground, as the Buddha said, then does the hand feel the hand when it feels a tree? Due to commercial and illegal logging, the rate of deforestation in Thailand has been one of the highest in Asia. Most of the primary forest in Thailand is gone, with secondary forest only covering roughly 20% of the land area. This is compared to over 70% forest cover prior to World War II.…