Marine Ecology

elephant conservation

sustainable fishing

COASTAL THAILAND

OVERVIEW

The stunning beaches of Thailand set the scene for this eco adventure. Marine ecology is combined with animal conservation and service work in local schools. Students will have the opportunity to study a mangrove forest & freshwater marsh, sustainable fishing solutions and a conservation project that aims to reduce the conflict between elephants and the local community. The trip is based at the Green Beach Resort in Sam Roi Yot which is about 230km south of Bangkok.

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS

LEARNING ORIENTATED

During this adventure you will experience the complex interplay between marine ecology, human activities, and socio-economic factors. There are also opportunities to examine solutions towards a more sustainable and resilient future for both the communities and the marine ecosystem.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Students will be able to integrate knowledge from ecological, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives to appreciate the complexity of coastal environments and the relationships between human societies and natural resources. The elephant project will foster greater awareness and appreciation for wildlife conservation and ethical tourism practices

Students will be able to carry out service work with the local fishing community in Dolphin Bay and support the Bring the Elephant Home project in Kuri Buri National Park. There is also the opportunity to help local primary children speak English and assist with the beach clean-ups.

LOCATION

The base for this adventure is the Green Beach Resort in Sam Roi Yot situated approximately 230km south of Bangkok.

From the UK most flights will fly directly to Bangkok and then take a coach transfer to the final destination.

Kuri Buri National Park is the location of the elephant conservation study. The 'Bring the Elephant Home' NGO aims to promote coexistence between humans and elephants, reduce conflicts, and protect the natural habitat of elephants in the region. Their 'Tom Yum' project provides a holistic community based approach to conservation.

This experience will foster greater awareness and appreciation for wildlife conservation and ethical tourism practices, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable and harmonious relationship between humans and nature. Students will get the opportunity to take a safari in the national park where they will be able to spot the elephants in their natural habitat, along with other animals such as the giant Gaurs (Indian Bisons), Sambar Deer and Macaques.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Students will have the opportunity to study the mangrove forest and freshwater marsh in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park. Such ecosystems play critical roles in maintaining the health of our planet and providing various benefits to both the environment and human societies. Studying them is essential for gaining insights into the complex interactions between ecosystems, species, and the environment. It helps us appreciate their ecological, economic, and cultural values and informs policies and practices aimed at preserving these valuable natural resources for current and future generations.

marine ecology

The fishing communities in Dolphin Bay heavily rely on the health of the marine ecosystem for their livelihoods. A recent decline in fish stock has impacted on the wellbeing of both the environment and those communities who are dependent on it. Students are able to examine the marine biodiversity in the area as well as the efforts being made for more sustainable fisheries management. There is a chance to carry out service work with the local fishing community with activities such as making habitats for shellfish from old fishing nets.

mangrove FOrest & Saltmarsh

fishing Community dolphin Bay

The Green Beach Resort is a serene and eco-friendly resort nestled near the picturesque Kui Buri National Park in Thailand. Set against the backdrop of lush tropical forests and pristine beaches the resort offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and sustainable hospitality, making it an ideal destination. This student friendly resort works in collaboration with the Maekok River Village Outdoor Education Centre from the Northern Thailand adventure.

GREEN BEACH RESORT

Accommodation

This resort has significant experience in catering for school groups. It has ample room with 45 twin and triple rooms available. The accommodation design's eco friendly materials and low-impact facilities are part of the resort's commitment to sustainability.

Restaurant

The onsite restaurant can cater for all sized groups and all dietary requirements. It serves mainly Thai cuisine prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. All complemented by their warm, friendly service.

Recreation

Onsite there is their 'Bamboo Club', this space is dedicated for students to socialise and relax with various games and table tennis available. There are meeting spaces for groups to gather and there is of course the wonderful pool, without forgetting the actual beach.

Optional Extras

This adventure could also include a visit to the famous Phraya Nakorn Cave, a kayaking trip at Dolphin Bay or even in the marshlands and team challenges on the beach. As always we work with you to tailor the tour to suit your needs.

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