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Project January 18, 2024

The Complexity of Thailand’s Northern Wildfire Crisis



The wildfire is one of the most severe environmental issues Thailand has faced, especially in the northern region. Many specialists have suggested that this crisis is a main contributor to the haze pollution issue, including the high concentration levels of PM2.5. It has been acknowledged that every type of wildfire and burning in agricultural areas mostly situated next to the forest is a critical problem that needs to be handled or prevented from happening.

There are numerous factors that influence wildfires. This leads to significant questions: What are the actual problems causing the haze pollution? Which regulations or policies can handle this complicated issue effectively?

To find the answers, a team comprising Punch Up, Bangkok Tribune, Green News, and Today will use journalistic approaches and data visualization techniques to develop interactive data storytelling, news articles, and videos. The project will be published in Thai.