Conservation and Restoration of Food and Herb Diversity of Karen Community in Klonglan National Park, Kamphaeng Phet

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Nutarada Wongnaya
Tapat Maneerat
Surachai Phousamanee

Abstract

The purposes of this research were to develop a plan, to implement the plan, and to evaluate the plan to conserve and restore the diversity of food sources and herbs in Karen community in Klong Lan National Park, Khampaeng Phet. The 50 informants for the study were community leaders, herbalists, healers, elders, women, youths, monks and Karen people, local government officials and Khlong Lan National Park staff. The research instruments included Implementation plan, record forms using for recording plant species, camera, GPS, and forms for recording rate of germination and growth of plants. Data analysis included content analysis, frequency and percentage. The research found 1) Form planning implementation and evaluation of conservation and restoration of food and herb diversity, it was found that there are only 13 food and herbal specimens and 530 samples consists of 8 food plants and 5 medicinal plants. 2) The evaluation of growth and survival rate of food crops was found that the highest survival rate was found in 100.0 percent of the 4 species. For the medicinal plant species, the highest survival rate of 100.0 percent were 3 types.

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