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This article aims at analyzing the feasibility of the development of the National Park Act B.E. 2504. In order to modernize the National Park Act B.E. 2504, the essential character of the National Park Act must be changed in conformity with the principle of sustainable development. In the context of national environmental law, the principle of sustainable development is very important in the sense that contested values such as development value and environment value can be harmonized. Many developed nations have implemented the principle of sustainable development into their legal systems. A good example can be derived from Canada. After scrutinizing the Canada National Parks Act 2002, it would not be possible to deny that the essence of the Canada National Parks Act is in conformity with the principle of sustainable development. Indeed, the author has a view that lessons from scrutinizing Canada National Parks Act would be a good guideline for the development of the National Park Act B.E. 2504 in the future.
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