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Saving the ecosystem,
one tree at a time

WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER
PHETCHABURI, THAILAND

In the early sixties, forestland extended over 60% of Thailand. Today, the figure is less than 20%. In response, WFFT ( Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand) and other organisations have joined forces to regenerate degraded forestland and rehabilitate wild fauna in Phetchaburi province. In addition, over the next few years thousands of trees will be planted, creating biodiversity as well as new vegetation and new ecosystem.

TREES GROW TOGHETER WITH PEOPLE

REGENERATING A FOREST TAKES PLANTS AND RESEARCH. THIS IS WHY WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER HAS SET UP A NURSERY WHERE A SPECIAL METHOD IS USED TO GROW THE SPECIES THAT WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN REFORESTATION. IT IS ALSO WHERE PEOPLE LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE TREES, FROM THE MOMENT THEY TAKE ROOT.

A gibbon for a neighbour

The monks at Kao Look Chang Temple keep getting new neighbours: the reforestation of the park has created a perfect habitat, above all for gibbons, but also elephants and numerous other species. Here these animals learn to procure their own food again before their definitive return to the wild.

Phetchaburi reforestation and wildlife protection
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