Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand
Protecting Marine Turtles in Thailand

Introduction 

The growing tourism industry has put a strain on most habitats, especially in the more beautiful areas. Thailand is no exception with their very sensitive turtle population becoming increasingly threatened.

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By providing protected areas we hope to grow the population of turtles in Thailand and get them off the endangered list. We know that this project will work as we have seen a huge increase in numbers since tourism has been put on hold for the past months due to the pandemic. This project aims to protect the critical population of the turtles in Thailand by providing a safe area for turtles to lay their eggs so that they continue to populate even when the tourists arrive back to the beaches. It costs $100 to run a workshop for local fisherman and tourist operators to create awareness and build a community and network dedicated to working for this protected area.

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Introduction 

The turtle population is in a critical state worldwide, however, in areas with high tourist numbers the species is even more threatened. Our goal is to create awareness around the sensitive nesting and breeding areas of these creatures, create safe and effective breeding grounds for them as well as provide emergency care to those in need.

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This project aims to protect the critical population of the turtles in Thailand by providing a safe area for turtles to lay their eggs so that they continue to populate even when the tourists arrive back to the beaches. Our goal is to promote sustainable tourism as we aware that the islands heavily rely on this for an income, however, it needs to be in a way that doesn't affect local species. A donation of $100 will provide for necessary marine conservation workshops to local fisherman and tour operators.

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Introduction 

The growing tourism industry has put a strain on most habitats, especially in the more beautiful areas. Thailand is no exception with their very sensitive turtle population becoming increasingly threatened.This project aims to protect the critical population of the turtles in Thailand by providing a safe area for turtles to lay their eggs so that they continue to populate even when the tourists arrive back to the beaches.

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By providing protected areas we hope to grow the population of turtles in Thailand and get them off the endangered list. We know that this project will work as we have seen a huge increase in numbers since tourism has been put on hold for the past months. $20 provides 5 information and awareness packs for local community campaigns.

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Introduction 

This project works with a number of local partnerships to help develop and protect our Marine Environment. We fund resources and support for our local partners to focus on creating awareness and outreach campaigns to engage the local community and educate them on the issues that surround them in the ocean.

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Through dedicated local partnerships we aim to raise awareness in the local schools on the importance of protecting our marine life. We have managed to raise $19214 so far with a target of $25000 we are almost there. Just $15 will purchase a butterfly net for our butterfly surveys and $20 will provide 5 educational packs for our outreach program on shark awareness.

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Dear Supporters,

 

The second quarter of the year saw the world on lockdown due to COVID-19, whilst Thailand banned all international travel and closed its borders. It also closed all National Parks and restricted inter province travel, meaning that there was a lot less internal travel as well as the number of people within Thailand. 

 

As COVID-19 took hold on the world, the wildlife in Thailand took the opportunity to thrive. This year has seen the greatest number of sea turtles returning to the beaches to lay their eggs, this has included Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green and Olive Ridley. Research is now taking place to see if this is due to the reduction in numbers of people on the beach? The reduction of light pollution due to hotels and restaurants being closed? Stability after the 2004 tsunami? Increased numbers of the species surviving in the wild? 

Our marine national parks usually close May-Oct, this year they have benefitted from a longer break. With no news on the return of international travel this break may be extended further, or at least a vastly reduced number of visitors. 

 

August 2020 Ban Nam Khem had a visit from two dolphins, they had got caught in the rocks and were injured. The Phuket Marine Biological Centre were quickly informed and came to rescue them. The initial work provided by the community was vital in saving the lives of the dolphins. They were taken to Phuket for specialist care and I am pleased to report that both have now returned to the ocean. 

 

Overfishing is a big problem throughout the world, living in a fishing village it's been good to see the reduction in the number of trips taken by the fishing boats, the number of shrimp and lobster farms has also reduced due to the reduction of demand. This will have an impact on so many different areas of conservation. 


DMCR have continued their work after an initial break, they have continued organising beach cleans and mangrove planting. It's been great to see them throughout the region. They have certainly had a great impact even in exceedingly difficult times. Monsoon rains had started as usually this brought up large amounts of trash onto our beaches. Just a couple of weeks ago on a beach clean we found a yogurt pot from 1987, showing just how long the plastic lasts. A recent study was completed, and 47 humans were found to have plastic in all their organs. This information is horrifying and pushes us to reduce the amount of plastic used and find ways to reuse and recycle what we already have in circulation.

There are many National Parks in Thailand that have remained closed, it will be extremely exciting to return and see how the ecosystems have developed and changed with the lack of disturbance. 

 

We hope to return to education soon and increase our impact on the surrounding areas of Ban Nam Khem. 

 

We also hope that in light of the pandemic people attitudes will shift and new hope is given to our very fragile world.

 

Thank you for all your donations, we really need them to keep our work going and to expand the knowledge of the local and global communities. 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Thailand Marine

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$20,324 raised of $25,000 goal
 
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