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Biodiversity

Progress against Plan

Work Plan: To perform Biodiversity Risk Assessment and Biodiversity Action Plan

 

​2017 Plan ​2017 accomplishments ​2018 Work plan

​• Revise biodiversity risk assessment procedure

​• Develop PTT’s biodiversity monitoring and verification systemverification system

​The Biodiversity Risk Assessment review found that the high-risk areas were Khanom natural gas separation unit and Phuket Aviation Depot ​•   ​To develop risk evaluation tool to better cover on impact factors such as location and Ramsar Site boundary
 

 

Biodiversity Risk Assessment

Biodiversity Risk Assessment mainly focuses on PTT’s Thailand-based assets to determine the potential risks posed by each asset on biodiversity values. The risk assessment was done based on the proximity to protected areas or areas of high biodiversity value and whether an asset has the potential to have a significant impact on those biodiversity values from the characterization of the risks. The Risk Assessment has been reviewed in 2017 showing 2 high-risk areas in Khanom Gas Separation Plant and Phuket Aviation Depot. As a result, the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for these two sites were developed with work plans, objectives, milestones and responsible functions to reduce the operational impacts on the biodiversity.

 

 

Number of Species on the IUCN red list found in the targeted areas

Number of vulnerable species​ 1
Number of near threatened species​ 2
Number of least concerned species​ 59

 

 

Biodiversity  survey for database preparation

PTT has surveyed on biodiversity, as an aim to explore animal and plant species surrounded on PTT operational areas, in order to investigate and gather all information on biodiversity database and to share knowledge on environmental restoration, biodiversity development, and environmental conservation. The species survey included birds, mammal, reptile, amphibian, insect, aquatic, plants, and crustacean. The risk evaluation and community issues were considered on 2017 survey. In this survey, 4 operational areas including Khanom natural gas separator unit, Phuket aviation depot, Song Kla petroleum warehouse, and Nakhon Sawan petroleum warehouse were assessed with the collaboration of Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST), Royal Forest Department, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Kasetsart University, and Prince of Songkla University. The biodiversity promotion projects was established accordingly including Sirinart Rajini Ecosystem Center for Mangrove Forestation which is tripartite operation comprising of Royal Forest Department, Park Nahm Pran sub-district community, and PTT. This project aims to publish knowledge on mangrove ecosystem, biodiversity for students in a 5 neighbouring schools and to collaborate with PTT’s stakeholders.