Win a 2 week volunteer vacation at Koh Talu/Bangsaphan

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Win a 2 week volunteer vacation at Koh Talu/Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 23 Apr 2013 08:20

"The Little Big Project" is a Volunteer Tourism competition funded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), to inspire worldwide travelers to take a Volunteer vacation in Thailand.

This will give you an opportunity to do something meaningful while on holiday, You will be amazed how little can make such a BIG difference, and to have a life changing experience for yourself and make a better world for others.

One of the projects is based right here in Bangsaphan ...

Marine Conservation, Koh Talu
Koh Talu, Koh Singh, and Koh Sang are three picturesque islands located in the northwest of the Gulf of Thailand, and they are part of a marine restoration project currently underway there. Overfishing and the use of harmful methods such as dynamite fishing and cyanide fishing, causing damage to the coastal ecosystem, have affected much of the beautiful sea life and coral reef.

In order to combat this problem, organizations like the Marine Science Activity Conservation Foundation (MSACF) and the Coral Reef Restoration Project of Koh Talu Island Resort have undertaken campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of coral preservation.

The latter has developed a technique for transplanting coral which they’ve been using successfully for over 10 years, and which is sometimes open to travelers as a voluntourism opportunity; and, the resort’s owner runs the country's largest privately run hatchery and nursery for hawksbill turtles.

Koh Talu islanders have allocated an area of the island for the nursery, and the Royal Thai Navy has an active role in the program as well. Veterinarians from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources who are experts in the hawksbill turtle also consult on the project, providing advice on egg laying, incubation, and nursing.

Volunteer Program Activities:

Making artificial coral reef
Collecting turtle’s eggs for incubation
Turtle conservation
Collecting trash on the island
Diving and collecting coral reef branches
Operating a blue crab “bank”
Mangrove planting
Working with hearing and speech-impaired children

We are trying to add a beach/ocean cleanup effort to the itinerary also as it is a big problem here.

Project details here: http://www.thelittlebigprojectthailand. ... -talu.html
Application details here:

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