The Plant Genetic Conservation Project(PGCP) under the Royal Initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn recently launched the Smiley SEA Eco-Tainment Project in cooperation with the Koh Talu Island Resort and nine other sponsors. This project aims to promote the activities of the PGCP and raise awareness amongst youth and adults in Bang Saphan about the conservation of marine resources.
The newly launched project will focus on a campaign about fishery resources management and coral reef resources as breeding areas for fish. It also creates a database on resources of the Gulf of Thailand and promotes eco-tourism in Bang Saphan.
All of the activities will encourage local people to take care of their local resources and realise how important they are for local development, especially maintaining and enhancing the natural abundance of the Gulf. The aim is to inspire younger generations to improve fishing skills as a local business in Bang Saphan and enable them to earn a higher sustainable income.
The Smiley SEA Eco-Tainment Project includes four camps about marine sciences which take 3 days and 2 nights to complete. It also features a contest to write a project proposal about rehabilitation and development of marine resources in Bang Saphan Bay. The winning proposal will be used from 5th December 2013 to 5th December 2014.
For more information, please contact Siam Marine Rehabilitation Foundation, 111/1, Moo 10, Bang Saphan Sub-District, Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuab Khiriphan tel. 086 087 7675 or fax 032 692525.