Conservation and Environment in Thailand: Monthly Updates
Monthly Updates from 2015
May has been extremely hot here in Thailand and the rain started in late June. The weather has made for some quality diving and volunteers have been extremely happy.
In March and April, our volunteer numbers increased with 31 new arrivals! We have excellent new volunteers who are willing to learn and help protect the environment. We were also pleased to welcome the 13 volunteers who were part of the Global Gap programme, who volunteer in five of our destinations with the Marine Conservation Project Thailand being their final project.
2015 has brought lots of new energy to the Conservation team here in Thailand. We have been happy to meet 20 more hard working volunteers and, in February we also welcomed our new project manager, Arturo Toledano who will be in charge of leading the team towards achieving our goals in the many different projects we run in the area.
Monthly Updates from 2014
2014 has been an amazing year of great changes for the marine conservation project in Thailand. In the coming months we will strive to grow the biology program into a scientifically sound and productive activity.
There have been a lot of changes at the marine conservation project over the past couple of months. We have sadly bid farewell to Vishal Pawa, who has been the conservation project manager for three years, and to our field biologist, Diego Fernandez, who joined the Projects Abroad family a year ago.
For the month of February and March our volunteers cleaned up underwater debris in an area of over 50940.2 square meters involving 111 volunteers and 1001 minutes. This resulted in just over 51.4kg of loose debris, mainly plastic materials like fishing nets and bottles.
December and January saw Projects Abroad kick start our Global Shark Campaign. Volunteers had the opportunity to visit two schools and present the students with education presentations, as well as organising some fun shark related activities.
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