Wang Nam Keow, Thailand
26 July-9 August 2008
The project will consist of working for two weeks in and around one of Thailand's largest national parks, the Kao Yai National Park and part of the World Heritage site of Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex. The biggest threat to the National Park is humans. The people living in villages surrounding the park are poor and often make their living by going into the forest illegally to cut the plants and kill the animals to sell on the black market. The National Park is trying to change this with the Khao Yai Conservation Project (KYCP) which has three teams;
We will work together with the KYCP, for exemple:
The project aims to protect the Khao Yai World Heritage site and to raise awareness of its importance with the local population living close to the park.
Organisation responsible for the project
Pitaya Suwan Foundation / Greenway
Forestry Department of the Khao Yai National Park