By Mech Dara and Danielle Keeton-Olsen
By Nanticha Ocharoenchai
By Sulakshana Lamubol
Thailand is rich in natural resources and diverse ecosystems that rural communities have depended on for generations. But when private companies and state agencies move in to extract resources like gold, potash, and coal, local communities often mobilise in opposition, fearing environmental damage and health impacts. In the category “Natural Resources,” we tell the stories of communities demanding a say in managing natural resources or fighting for compensation and environmental restoration.