Major Development’ “MJD for Forest Rangers” Project
returns natural balance to Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi
Major Development’s “MJD for Forest Rangers” Project led a team of its executives and employees to grow plants, return natural balance, preserve watershed forests, and rehabilitate natural ecosystem and provide moral support to the forest guardians at the Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi, from 15-16 November 2019.
Dr. Suriya Poolvoralaks, Managing Director of Major Development Plc., said, “In recognition of the pertaining environmental issues and the difficulties forest rangers experience in performing their duty, Major Development has encouraged employees with voluntary spirit as well as interested persons to join us in this activity aiming at supporting forest rangers. Under this program, we support the welfare fund and supply necessary tools and equipment that would facilitate rangers in performing their duty. Our activity will also give moral support to the rangers in recognition of their dedication and commitment to protect and preserve natural forest and resources of the country.”
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reported that forest area in Thailand cover 102 million rai, representing 31 percent of the total area of the country. This vast area is under responsibility of 20,000 rangers, meaning that one ranger has to take care of 5,000 rai area. They have to protect such resources against encroachment by executing the related laws, arranging environment study activities, building strong relationship with communities, fighting against wild fire, searching and rescuing those affected by natural disasters, and many more tough works.
“MJD for Forest Rangers” Program involves various activities, ranging from growing more than 300 teak woods so as to return natural balance, preserve watershed forests, increase green area, and rehabilitate forest eco-system in the west of Thailand, to creating salt licks for wild animals, and donating uniforms and necessities to the Sai Yok National Park officers. Such activities are designed to provide moral support and help rangers perform their duty with more convenience and comfort.
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