Using the geographic information system to assess risk area of clearing for agriculture in Bang Kloy Bon, Kaeng Krachan National Park
Thammanoon Temchai/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Parks Research Center (Petchburi)
National Parks Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, THAILAND
The purpose of this study was to predict the areas at risk of clearing for agriculture in the Bang Kloy Bon sub-watershed. By using actual forest clearing invasion data as a sampling point. It was analyzed by MaxEnt (Maximum Entropy modeling) model under physical and biological factors. The results of the analysis revealed that the areas with a high probability of being cleared were 29,457 rai, a moderate probability of 58,384 rai and a low likelihood of 76,794 rai. The areas that have a high chance of being cleared for agriculture, the main areas are the plains along the Bang Kloy river. and along the Huai Sam Phraeng river.