The Rajapruek Institute Foundation was founded in 1986 by a group of individuals who shared the goal of conserving forestlands, restoring nature and verdancy to Thailand, and fostering love for nature in every Thai person. This project was named Rajapruek, or “the King’s Flora,” in honor of its objective to plant trees as tribute to His Majesty the King Bhumipol Adulyadej in the auspicious occasion of His Majesty’s 60th birthday and follow in the footsteps of his initiative to conserve and restore verdancy to forestlands through collaboration with public and private sectors.
Throughout its period of operation, The Rajapruek Institute Foundation has carried out a large variety of projects and was selected by the National Identity Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister as the Outstanding National Organization in Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in 1997, awarded by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. This has been highest honor and source of morale for The Foundation to continue the restoration of natural resources and promotion of green spaces in Thailand.
From the first day it was established, the Rajapruek Institute Foundation has not missed an opportunity to develop and restore forestlands in many areas. Its success is proof that “Everyone can lend a helping hand for a verdant Thailand,” and this will continue to be the guiding principle for The Foundation for as long as it operates.