Conservation volunteers in Thailand “Dive against Debris”
Projects Abroad partners with local government for further initiatives
Projects Abroad Thailand has been working closely with staff from the local government in the Krabi region for over two years, maintaining the health of marine ecosystems through a variety of initiatives. These include regular beach and reef clean-ups, such as the one that was held in honour of the king. Such clean-ups are vital to the surrounding islands, including popular tourist destination Ko Phi Phi, where over 6000kg of harmful debris has been collected.
Future initiatives include the building of ‘fish houses’, which involves growing reefs in cement tubes. Projects Abroad staff and volunteers will be helping to monitor the growth of these reefs and the fish populations that will be occupying these new areas.
Conservation work is vital to oceanic eco-systems
The work that Projects Abroad volunteers are doing in Thailand is playing an important role in terms of marine research and conservation. Volunteers on this placement have the opportunity to immerse themselves in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations while also conserving the delicate eco-systems, which face on-going depletion if not actively protected.
Thank you to all the volunteers and staff members who have worked tirelessly, combing the beach’s shores for any waste to dispose of. It is in part thanks to these individuals that local people and animals have a cleaner and safer environment to inhabit.
Read more about the Conservation Project in Thailand.