Coral reefs and marine natural resources are the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. But poor management in the tourism industry, fisheries, and boat traffic has led to the destruction of this ecosystem. Coral reefs are seeing an unprecedented rise in the frequency and extent of mass coral bleaching and mortality. That means the ecological integrity of the reef is severely weak, which is even more worrying in a time of global climate change.
Kasikorn Bank Pcl. , Thailand
Love Wildlife Foundation
When addressing the challenges causing the degradation of the Coral Reefs, it is important for us to consider the variety of solutions. First, the Love Wildlife Foundation collaborate with New Heaven Diving School and local stakeholders to ensure sustainable tourism is carried out. Through our education programs, we wish to teach local tour guides the importance of coral reefs and marine ecosystem and ways in which they can carry out more sustainable practices. In addition to this, we hope to create educational media about marine ecosystem and the impact of human behavior to the marine ecosystem such as trash, waste, and resource consumption for tourists and public visiting the island to ensure that the activities they carry out in the area are well informed. We must drive a conversation-based industry.
Beyond this Love Wildlife Foundation are looking to monitor, research and restore the coral reefs in the area through innovative design. Monitoring and researching the reefs are vital tools for effective management and can offer information to identify changes in the condition of the reef that might prompt a management response, determine the cause of concerning changes, and assess the effectiveness of management actions. We also hope to investigate scaling-up in-water, land-based, and larval propagation.
The short-term impacts of our educational material and programs will ensure that tour guides partake in responsible activities and educate their clients on the delicate ecosystems and impact from poor human behavior. This allows our tour guides who represent knowledgeable experts to address questions with accuracy that reflects the real state of biodiversity in the area. Students that range from children to adults are informed about the critical needs of coral reefs and marine ecosystem in the area and how they can play an important role in biodiversity and ecological balance. All students are inspired to learn more about aquatic life and may potentially become stewards of this vital ecosystem.
The Long-Term Impacts of the project will allow the coral reefs and marine ecosystem to rehabilitate without harmful impact from tourist activities, thus creating a stronger reef ecosystem and the wider benefits that accompany this. A healthy coral reef and marine ecosystem can bring upon many economic and social returns to the community, including the following: Provide employment, income, and complementary businesses (restaurants and tourism agencies) that center the coral reef as a tourist attraction Create homes for diverse aquatic species, which can become food for villages living in the area, especially for smaller islands Construct a natural barrier that protects coastal cities, communities, and beaches from further harm, minimizing damages caused by natural disasters
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|No.||Full Name||Position||Contact Email||Contact Phone|
|1||Nancy Lynne Gibson||Project Maneger||N/A||N/A|
|2||Napas (Nap) Somsawad||Education & Outreach Officer||N/A||N/A|
|3||Maythira (May) Kasemsant||Volunteer||N/A||N/A|
Since early 2000, Nancy has engaged in various works with the animal care sector as a Vetirinary Technician in the US, Wildlife Educator with the Wildlife Learning Center (California), and Volunteer Educator at Thailand’s Zoological Parks Organization. Besides the day to day activities of Love Wildlife Foundation, Nancy presently serves as the International Group Director at ACRES Lao P.D.R
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Message from the founder
"We believe every life has value and purpose in our world, and that we should do all that we can to ensure nature's balance. It is within our power to safeguard our environment, and all lives within through love, respect, and compassion."