Last article we talk about natural resource that enhance tourism. This article we are going to talk about number and definition of national resources.

Meaning of National Resources

National resources meaning is the resources that appear naturally and provide benefit human and nature together. However, if this does not benefit to humanity, it is not considered a natural resource. (Kasem Chankeaw, 2025 :4)

National resource provided direct and indirect benefit for people in many ways. Example of national resources is water, forests, wildlife, minerals, etc., are important energy resources.
Some provide a definition of national resource by using

National resources that can use over again
There are energy , Win, Air, Water , Soil
National resource that possibly gone after use
Example of national resource is including jungle, wildlife, mine, and energy for instance.

Why Natural resources worth to learning about ?

This seems like a silly question. Everyone knows that some natural resources is limited and some are endangered. It is hard to leave in bad environment right .When it comes to environmental issues people think of wastewater, air pollution from car, and garbage. But the environment and national resources I much more than that scope. It is good to start to understand it and learn how to preserve and protect so our life will be in-balance.

Forest resources

Forest is the source of the watershed. Forests in each area are different. It depends on climate, terrain, water and soil.

Forests in Thailand are classified into 3 categories

1. Evergreen forest. (ป่าไม้ไม่ผลัดใบ)

a. Tropical rain forest (ป่าดิบชื้นหรือป่าฝนเขตร้อน).

Evergreen or rainforest found in areas with high moisture. Rainfall is higher than 1,500 mm per year. The evergreen is a forest that higher above 500 meters of sea level which is found in all regions of Thailand. And often found in the south and east.

b. Hill Evergreen Forest (ป่าดิบเขา)

The rainfall in this kind of forest around 1500-2000 mm per year and the landscape of forest is around 1000 meters high above sea level, which common see in central , north and northeast of Thailand.

c. Pine forest (ป่าสนเขาหรือป่าสน)

Pine forest has rainfall by estimate for 1000-1500 mm per year and the landscape of forest is around 600-1200 meters high above sea level, which in high mountain area of north and northeast of Thailand.

D. Mangrove (ป่าโกงกาง)

is a forest on the shore of Samut Songkhram, Samut Songkhram, Phetchaburi, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat By the sea from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Narathiwat.

2. Deciduous forest (ป่าไม้ผลัดใบ)

Deciduous forest is a forest where the leaves are dormant during the dry season and the leave will come during the monsoon period . Those forests consist of grove forest (ป่าแพะ ป่าแดง) damp forest (ป่าโคก) and dry dipterocarp forest (ป่าเต็งรัง) which is in every part of Thailand except in the south of Thailand . It is found more than 70-80 percent of forest in northeast of Thailand area.

2. Mixed Deciduous Forest (ป่าผลัดใบผสมหรือป่าเบญจพรรณ)

This forest the tree will leave their leaf (deciduous) at the same time for the whole forest which commonly found in the central, north , northeast and the west region of Thailand .

Is it surprising you that Thailand is not a big country, but have various kinds of forest national resources. Those who love nature may know to start to explore the forest in Thailand. The most attractive for western world might be Tropical rain forest which is a perfect natural gateway to explore the diversity that have in this count try.