Forests are the foundation of our ecosystem. They are the source of fresh air, food, water and the home of wild animals. But in the past 50 years, large swathes of Thailand’s forests have been destroyed, resulting in increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters and climate change. Therefore, forest restoration is an urgent issue that requires immediate mobilization and collaboration among all sectors so that our children and grandchildren may have food to eat, resources to use, clean air to breathe, and a safe home to live.
The Rajapruek Institute Foundation carries out the forest restoration initiatives of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sirikit in collaboration with local communities and government agencies and with support from the private sector. We work continuously to restore each area of forestlands for at least 3 years, conducting research and following up with the community, to maximize forest restoration and maintain consistency with the natural ecosystem. What the community receives beyond a source of stable income is newfound love and affinity for the forests of their homelands.