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This brief summarizes activities and results of an ocean accounting pilot in Thailand. The study investigated linkages between tourism and the environment with the aim of identifying locations at risk of environmental degradation, priority sites for conservation and potential new locations for tourism. The geographical area studied was the Andaman Cluster – Phuket, Krabi, Phang Na, Trang, Saturn Provinces – with 2016 as the reference year. Data was organized in accounts following the international statistical standards for national accounting, for tourism satellite accounts and environmental-economic accounting.

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