Welcome to Conserve Natural Forests
Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is an officially registered NGO in the Mae Hong Son Province of Northern Thailand. Since becoming internationally recognized in 2014, the CNF team has committed themselves to preserving the balance of the ecosystem and environment across the globe. The CNF environmental conservational site just north of Pai, Thailand is the location of their tree nursery, organic farm, additional to being the home of critically endangered tortoises, birds, and Asian elephants. Conserve Natural Forests is dedicated to reproducing endemic plant and animal species in Thailand, and will restore the damages caused by centuries of rampant deforestation.
Sustainable agriculture and forestry practices
This program is built around agroforestry, organic farming, and other permaculture techniques. Leading by example, we have engaged in the most advanced forms of permaculture to harvest a large variety of produce in an environmentally friendly way.
By acquiring as much land as possible and planting as many trees as we can, we strive to reforest the area by planting native tree species at the beginning of each annual monsoon season. We have set up a tree nursery that contains thousands of trees and where more germinate each day.
One of CNF’s strengths is our capacity to engage stakeholders—in government, society, and academia—to initiate partnerships and constantly refine and challenge our strategies. Furthermore, our International Internship Program has recruited young, innovative, and driven individuals from around the world to contribute to our cause on every level.
In response to Thailand’s falling elephant population numbers, we are currently setting up our own Elephant Reproduction Centre where we will use natural and artificial methods to reproduce elephants. Once a sufficient amount of reforestation is achieved, we aim to release the mother and baby elephants into their restored natural habitat and preserve biodiversity as a result.
Through research and education, we are creating a movement in Pai that unites our conservation efforts with sustainable travel. Our eco-tourism activities provide tourists with a positive experience without compromising the well-being of the natural and cultural environment.