About Us

Conserve Natural Forests

About Us

Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is a non-profit organisation based in Pai, Thailand, that aims to restore damaged tropical ecosystems. Our core ideals consist of Reforestation, Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Education.

We work towards implementing the framework species method of reforestation on barren land, thus restoring the natural forest cover in Thailand. We not only focus on forests, but also the endangered animals that call these forests their home; we rescue and rehabilitate domesticated Asian Elephants and various species of reptiles with the aim to release them into the wild.

However, we believe that this work cannot be done single-handedly. That is why we educate local communities by regularly teaching them about the importance of sustainable development and environmental conservation.

Moreover, we share our mission with the broader international community by organising eco-tours of our project site, and by a rapidly expanding internship program. We hope to create a more sustainable future for generations to come, and would love your help and involvement in being a part of this project!


Our Team

Miguel Tenorio Tagle



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Miguel Tenorio Tagle has a background in Communication Sciences from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City and a law degree from the renowned University of La Laguna in Spain. Miguel served as a legal consultant for several years across offices in Spain, London, and Dubai; it was not until his involvement at a conservation NGO in India that reforestation became the focal point of his career. Miguel founded Conserve Natural Forests in hopes of establishing a long-term national effort towards preserving the forests and endangered species endemic to Thailand.

Anchala Nimitmala

Regional Coordinator


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Anchala, affectionately nicknamed “Hippo,” has 12 years of experience working with elephants and is passionate about preserving the species. As a regional coordinator, Hippo is responsible for meeting the day-to-day challenges for carrying out CNF’s activities. She is also one of the best chefs in town—her home-cooked meals not only fuel our long days, but satisfy our taste buds like nothing else!

Sanga Pingkan

Agricultural Director

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Sergeant Major Sanga “Mr. Tiger” Pingkan joined the Royal Thai Army over 20 years ago. He is in charge of managing the King’s Self Sustainability Project at the army base in Pai, to which he owes his passion about preserving our surrounding forests. Mr. Tiger has been of huge assistance to CNF from the very beginning, coordinating military personnel in helping us plant as many trees as possible.

Sonthaya Panyakham

Site Coordinator

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“Bo” is our tree expert. He manages our tree nursery and coordinates all of our planting days.

Wachirakorn Porson

Vice Chairman

Wonchai Wongdanal


Guillermo Tenorio

Scientific Director

Victoria Marquez

International Legal Director