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Unit 8 thailand geography


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Unit 8 thailand geography

  1. 1. THAILAND GEOGRAPHY M.5 PowerPoint Presentation in Social Studies
  2. 2. Location • Thailand shares its borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. • A map of Thailand resembles the shape of an elephant’s head and the elephant’s trunk which consists of the southern peninsula.
  3. 3. Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment - Lead - Gypsum - Lignite - Tungsten - Zinc - Fluorite - Sapphire - Rubies - Natural Gas Deposit
  4. 4. • Thailand is a leading producer of rice for the world market • Thailand has become a world leader in harvesting shrimp and crab for export to the world market.
  5. 5. Protection, Restoration and Conservation Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
  6. 6. Four Areas: • 1. Forest and Jungle • 2. Mineral Resources • 3. Oceans • 4. Water Resources
  7. 7. Threats to Natural Resources and Environments Cause and effect relationship of Science
  8. 8. Issues in the Urban environment are: • - Air pollution from vehicle emissions • - Water and air pollution from industrial waste • - Waste accumulation in form of garbage and particularly plastics
  9. 9. Issues in Rural environments are: • -deforestation and removal of trees • - Soil erosion caused by drought followed by rapid run-off from the rain • - Overuse of pesticide in agriculture • - Wildlife depletion caused by illegal hunting
  10. 10. • Threats to Natural Resources and Environment • A. Accumulation of garbage in urban area • B. Types of waste • C. Hazardous and Non-hazardous waste materials • Solutions to the problem: • Public awareness about the importance - of recycle - of reduce - to rethink
  11. 11. Accumulation of garbage in urban area • -a result of convenience packaging using cardboard boxes, paper wrappers, Styrofoam, containers, bottles and plastics.
  12. 12. Types of Waste (physical, chemical or biological characteristics of waste) • A. Physical- can, cardboards, glasses, paper and plastics • B. Chemical – electric and electronic components, materials with high concentration of undissolved salts, metals and toxins.
  13. 13. • - Biological: contaminated by a bio- hazardous agent. Biological waste includes, but is not limited to; Petri dishes, surgical wraps, culture tubes, syringes, needles, blood vials, absorbent material, personal protective equipment and pipette tips.
  14. 14. Hazardous or non-hazardous waste materials • Hazardous: can cause to harm humans, wildlife and environment • Non-hazardous: poses no immediate threat to humans. It includes household garbage.
  15. 15. Solutions to the Problems
  16. 16. Public Awareness about the importance to Recycle  Reduce demand for raw products BUT  It can be expensive Recycling industry can cause ecological damage
  17. 17. Public Awareness about the importance to Reduce  Use less material  Finding ways to create less waste  Avoid use of plastic bags and foam products  Reduce use of paper when possible  Reuse materials if possible
  18. 18. Public Awareness about the importance to Rethink  Changing our behaviors help the environment.  Knowing that the benefit of recycling is the reduce consumption of energy and water by manufacturers.