Over-fishing is a serious threat to future resources. Mangroves are breeding grounds for fish and thus play a vital role in the ecosystem and the regeneration of this food source. Make a difference through volunteering. Help preserve this ecosystem by planting mangrove trees and educating the future generation about the importance of conservation.
We work hand in hand with the local community, local foundation and the government institutions that are responsible for the conservation of mangroves.
We fully evaluate the site and develop a project plan to create or improve mangrove habitat. Our experience spans a wide variety of projects including shoreline stabilization, protection of seawalls and revetments, as well as re-forestation in non-native environments to sustain fish, crustacean and bird habitation.
We also develop and implement management plans within the project scope-of-work to maintain long-term, re productively mature, self-sustaining mangrove stands designed in support of the entire ecosystem. Our proprietary technology is applied in shoreline stabilization and erosion control, water quality improvements and pollution control, coastal resilience and sustainable development projects.
We would like you to study the fisherman’s way of living since the southern region is adjacent to both Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and surrounded by various islands. We have fishermen communities scattering all across the region and the mangrove plays an important role for marine ecology where locals live and depend on them.
Volunteers will live together in the fisherman communities and must help mangrove conservation’s activities by planning “baby tree”, develop the camp for pleasant living pleasure, create a learning center for the important of marine resources in the community, manufacture medias, posters, signboard, maps, books, researches, websites, and many other activities that are able to be developed substantially. Sometimes volunteers must conduct activities with surrounding schools to provide education for the youth, to educate them about the important of marine resources.
There is an opportunity to learn about the fisherman’s way of living. You can go fishing with them while also learning about local fishery wisdom, help them do fish, oyster, and shrimp farming.
Apart from the mentioned activities, volunteers can travel across islands such as Lipe and HinNgam. We provide you an opportunity for scuba diving and watching coral reef and famous charming Thai sea. We will use the fishing boat of fishermen to navigate you around in order to thanks for your generousness and your courtesy. We can assure that by volunteering yourself in this project, you can gain unique experiences, can access to beautiful tourism attractions where ordinary tourists cannot easily access, and can take back a lot of knowledge.
The former Tung Wha district was known as Su-ngaiUpe, which means a canal that stretching all the way to the sea. The district has been a historical trading spot with international merchants thanks to its Andaman proximity so it was ideal for marine trading and led to a cultural mix. Tung Wha is not far from Satun’s major tourist attractions such as Taru Tao, ArdaRawee and Lipe, it is also in close proximity with beautiful mountainous scenery and well-equipped with rich forest and natural resources.
We have a small camp in the fishermen community which has been built by community volunteers, but it cannot accommodate more than ten people. If we have a large number of volunteers, then some of them must reside in the school dormitory.
No experience needed, but this work camp does involve a lot of physical work in a hot and humid environment, and just like all of our other projects, an open mind and the ability to work within a culturally diverse setting is necessary
The fee will be spent on accommodation, food, gasoline, Transfer, all necessary project equipment and materials and supporting our organization. Please bring the fee in Thai currency the first day of the work camp.
Once you are confirmed on the project, we will offer advice on your visa. There are usually several options, depending on how long you’re travelling in Thailand and how long you’re volunteering with us etc
We prefer our volunteers to arrive at the city either by bus, train or by plane. You can contact our staff via e-mail or phone before you travel to our place. Once you arrive at the station or air port we will pick you up.