The Population and Community Development Association of Bangkok launched CBIRD Center in Sub Tai to promote economic development and deal with poaching.
For many years, residents of Sub Tai village, Thailand were forced to supplement their incomes by poaching in nearby Khao Yai National Park, a repository of rare species and Thailand's oldest national park. In this participatory project, villagers signed a commitment not to cut trees or hunt in the park in return for low-cost loans.
To ensure that the rich biodiversity of Khao Yai National Park is protected, loans are disbursed for ecological income generating activities such as tree-planting and trekking services.
As a result, income in Sub Tai has nearly doubled and many community members are free from debt.
Illegal logging in the park has fallen by 75% and the many rare species of Khao Yai National Park, including the Asian elephant and tiger, now have a more secure future. - Sean Southey, Manager, Equator Initiative
Total Funding Received to Date: $50
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
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Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50
as of Jun 9, 2004.
The original project funding goal was $33,000.
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Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $50 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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