Projects Abroad Thailand’s Marine Conservation volunteers received a great honour on Sunday
5th June 2011. They were invited by the Governor of Pakasai Village in the Krabi Province, to join with him and nearly 100 villagers and school children in a mangrove forest planting activity.
The key purpose of this activity was to plant several different varieties of mangroves in specially marked areas in order to restore the balance of nature, as well as to create awareness among the local people of the benefits of the mangroves.
The villagers were recently successful in a legal battle to protect their land from being sold to developers. The prospect of losing their land has brought the community even closer together in their desire and drive to preserve the mangrove forests, as well as the flora and fauna that rely on these areas to survive and thrive.
A 600m walkway is currently being built to run through part of the forest, with information boards explaining the species of trees and animals inhabiting the area. An educational centre has also been erected for the benefit of local people and tourists alike.
Projects Abroad Thailand volunteers had an amazing day, both productive and fun, working side by side with men, women and children from the local area, together planting 500 saplings.
With the youngest participant being just 2 years old, it was a clear demonstration of the villager’s commitment to protecting their costal areas for future generations.
Well done to our volunteers and a very big thank you for all your hard work
First, let me introduce myself.My name is Goy, 28 years old from Bangkok, Thailand.I have just started working as Social Manager with Projects Abroad Thailand this week of June.I am so excited about this position as it is one of my dream jobs.
Although I am not from this area, I have been to Krabi for many times so I can say that I know a lot about this province and nearby.I love outdoor activities and meeting new people.Also I love learning new culture and am a good understandable person when it comes to cultural difference so I am sure that we can be good friends when we meet.
I hope I have a chance to meet you all soon and if there is anything I can help you, you know where to find me!