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Well-being Biodiversity in MQDC Projects

Biodiversity is critical in real estate development. Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC) has researched urban biodiversity and applied its findings with MQDC to develop the world's first biodiversity standard for real estate projects.
This standard has 4 elements: conducting a biodiversity survey prior to project implementation, conserving plants and moving animals to safe locations, encouraging biodiversity through design, and monitoring biodiversity after project completion.
In addition to conducting research and putting it into practice, RISC shares knowledge with the public to spread its approaches and boost urban biodiversity.
The database of all plant and animal species can be found at click.
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knowledge image Watch Out for Animal Visitors in the Rainy Season… Rain in the rainy season can bring some wildlife into our homes and gardens that isn’t always welcome. But we can stay safe with some simple steps.​​Thailand’s rainy season is already underway. In addition to taking extra care when we travel, we should stay alert for various creatures. RISC has tips for dealing with 3 types of creature so both you and they can avoid harm. ​Snakes can be a concern. They typically live in bushes, trees, and damp undergrowth. But they can come out in search of rats. Keep your home clean to ensure there are no food sources or hiding spots. If you find a snake near your home that you fear might be dangerous, you can call 199 for immediate assistance.​Rove beetles are another worry. They need humidity to breed and prefer the night. They produce a toxin called paederin that can cause skin irritation, redness, and blisters. Keep all your windows and doors closed and check your bed or seating area often. If you meet one, blow or shake it away without touching it.​Tiny creatures like centipedes and scorpions can also be found in damp corners and leaf piles. Their toxins can harm humans and pets. An accidental touch can induce allergies. And, in extreme cases, severe allergies can result in death.​During the rainy season keep your home and garden tidy, eliminating corners like piles of materials, wood chips, and leaves. Repair cracks and soil subsidence to keep these creatures out.​Kotchakorn Rattanama, Biodiversity Researcher, RISC ​Reference:​Health Literacy and Communication Promotion Division, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health​
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