Thailand: National Biodiversity Strategy
Although Thailand is not a Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Royal Thai Government strives to comply with the CBD's obligations, in particular, by preparing and implementing a National Biodiversity Strategy, in accordance with Article 6 of the Convention "General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use".
Thailand's compliance with this provision is the result of the success of the National Committee on Biological Diversity, the mandate of which has changed from a consultative body designed to facilitate the ratification of the Convention to one of formulating National Policies, Measures and Plans on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (Thailand's National Biodiversity Strategy).
Various working groups under the National Committee, such as the Working Group on National Policies, Measures and Plans on Conservation and the Sustainable Utilization of its Benefits, the Working Group on Alien Species, the Working Group on the Clearing House Mechanism and the Working Group, contributed to the drafting of Thailand's national strategy.
Source: Brook Boyer. "Institutional Coordination, Multi-stakeholder
Participation and the Implementation of MEAs: National Experiences of
Malaysia and Thailand". Discussion Paper 2001-003. Global Environment
Information Centre, United Nations University, Tokyo, June 2001.