The Population and Community Development Association of Bangkok launched CBIRD Center in Sub Tai to promote economic development and deal with poaching.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential Long Term Impact
As a result, income in Sub Tai has nearly doubled and many community members are free from debt.
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 indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $33,000.