Environmental work and turtle research in Thailand.
In this project you will focus on an environmental education programme in the local school and on a study on juvenile turtle feeding grounds. In addition to the scientific conservation work on sea turtles, mangrove forest and reef since 1996, this educational programme in the local schools and conservation awareness activities are also carried out. During each season, lessons were given in the schools and in January, we celebrated "Thai children day" by inviting them into our center. The programme has led to the elimination of egg poaching activities by local people, and some turtles which were caught accidentally in fishing nets, were donated to the project. The devastating 2004-tsunami washed away much of what was achieved previously, like a complete functional base with facilities. As a scientific and conservation group and want to continue concentrating our effort towards nature, but we feel that the presence of tsunami relief international and national programmes are changing the island and the community into a new reality. Your joining this season will be crucial even more than before, helping us manually, bringing your skills and knowledge with a small economical contribution to cover some expenses of the project.
sea turtles, marine turtles, leatherback, green turtle, hawksbill, olive ridley, Chelonidae, Dermochelys coriacea, Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelis olivacea, nature travel, ecotourism, Thailand, Prha Tong, Naucrates, Monica Aureggi, Golden Buddha