Welcome to Conserve Natural Forests

Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is an environmental non-profit foundation focused on forest restoration and wildlife conservation in the Mae Hong Son Province of Northern Thailand. Since 2014, we have dedicated ourselves to preserving and enriching ecosystem balance and function, restoring degraded landscapes, and reintroducing endangered species to their natural habitat. Our original project site, located a few kilometres south of Pai, includes our tree nursery, demonstration forest, and organic farm. The land also functions as a semi-wild rehabilitation site for a number of endangered species, including birds, tortoises, and the Asian elephant. Our projects would not be possible without the invaluable support of the local community and Thai government, and we are thankful for their help and the help of other like-minded individuals who have facilitated our development these past years. If you would like to know more, we encourage you to book a trip to our project site or sign up for our mailing list. Thank you for visiting us!

OUR PRIORITIES

FOREST RESTORATION

There are many ways to plant trees. Our reforestation projects aim to offset the effects of climate change and protect native ecosystems. This includes the preservation of local old-growth forests and restoration of nearby degraded landscapes. We also work with local communities to promote agroforestry and other sustainable farming practices through education, training, and capacity building. With the help of our friends, we work year-round throughout Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai Provinces to rebuild the beautiful and biodiverse tropical forests of Northern Thailand.

FOREST RESTORATION

There are many ways to plant trees. Our reforestation projects aim to offset the effects of climate change and protect native ecosystems. This includes the preservation of local old-growth forests and restoration of nearby degraded landscapes. We also work with local communities to promote agroforestry and other sustainable farming practices through education, training, and capacity building. With the help of our friends, we work year-round throughout Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai Provinces to rebuild the beautiful and biodiverse tropical forests of Northern Thailand.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Thailand is home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species. Conserve Natural Forests recognises the indispensable relationship between these animals and a healthy forest. Our work in wildlife conservation can be summarised by three integrated initiatives: Relocation, Rehabilitation, and Reintroduction. We work with a broad coalition – including the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, and more – to return these keystone species to protected areas where they can live a better life in their natural habitats.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Thailand is home to a wide variety of rare and endangered species. Conserve Natural Forests recognises the indispensable relationship between these animals and a healthy forest. Our work in wildlife conservation can be summarised by three integrated initiatives: Relocation, Rehabilitation, and Reintroduction. We work with a broad coalition – including the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, and more – to return these keystone species to protected areas where they can live a better life in their natural habitats.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION

One organisation is not enough to enable significant, long-lasting change – we cannot overstate the importance of working with the local community toward sustainable development and environmental awareness. We host several large-scale tree planting events each year with the support of the Pai community. We also donate our seedlings for a variety of causes including land retention, watershed improvement, and urban greenery.  and work with nearby villages regarding sustainable agriculture and agroforestry through education and capacity building. We also invite local primary and secondary students to our project site in order to provide education and cultivate empathy towards the environment among the people for whom climate change will matter most.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION

One organisation is not enough to enable significant, long-lasting change – we cannot overstate the importance of working with the local community toward sustainable development and environmental awareness. We host several large-scale tree planting events each year with the support of the Pai community. We also donate our seedlings for a variety of causes including land retention, watershed improvement, and urban greenery.  and work with nearby villages regarding sustainable agriculture and agroforestry through education and capacity building. We also invite local primary and secondary students to our project site in order to provide education and cultivate empathy towards the environment among the people for whom climate change will matter most.

We know that for many individuals, the prospect of combating climate change or changing their lifestyles to become carbon-neutral can be an overwhelming prospect. We are here to demonstrate that this work is achievable with the right mindset and willingness to act. The first step is education and awareness. There are a wealth of resources available for anyone who desires to learn more about their capacity for change. The next step is action. We are here to share our resources and knowledge with those who are driven to make a difference.

We know that for many individuals, the prospect of combating climate change or changing their lifestyles to become carbon-neutral can be an overwhelming prospect. We are here to demonstrate that this work is achievable with the right mindset and willingness to act. The first step is education and awareness. There are a wealth of resources available for anyone who desires to learn more about their capacity for change. The next step is action. We are here to share our resources and knowledge with those who are driven to make a difference.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Our land is a place where honest questions are met with honest answers. By joining us for a day on our project site, you will participate in a unique experience which combines education about Thailand’s tropical ecosystems with an opportunity to give back by planting a tree and learning about low-impact travel. We believe that education and awareness are critically important to a more fulfilling travel experience, whether here in Thailand or anywhere else.

We are passionate about creating a traveling culture with an emphasis on conscious tourism practices ingrained into it. It is our belief that by encouraging tourists to give something back to any community they are traveling through, we can inspire long-lasting change and create a more healthy traveling culture, both for the individual and for the environment. At our site, we participate in this action by having each tourist plant a tree, but it is our hope that the tourists who visit us here will take that experience with them and participate in practices such as Trash-Hero on the islands or other practices that help to protect the environments these individuals travel to.

We are passionate about creating a traveling culture with an emphasis on conscious tourism practices ingrained into it. It is our belief that by encouraging tourists to give something back to any community they are traveling through, we can inspire long-lasting change and create a more healthy traveling culture, both for the individual and for the environment. At our site, we participate in this action by having each tourist plant a tree, but it is our hope that the tourists who visit us here will take that experience with them and participate in practices such as Trash-Hero on the islands or other practices that help to protect the environments these individuals travel to.

OUR PARTNERS

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Want to contribute to our cause?

Conserve Natural Forests was built and continues to grow thanks to the generosity of like-minded people who support our work. We would not be where we are today without their help. If you would like to know more about how you can contribute toward restoring Thailand’s beautiful ecosystems and saving endangered species, please consider donating to one of our projects.

Want to contribute to our cause?

Conserve Natural Forests was built and continues to grow thanks to the generosity of like-minded people who support our work. We would not be where we are today without their help. If you would like to know more about how you can contribute toward restoring Thailand’s beautiful ecosystems and saving endangered species, please consider donating to one of our projects.

Want to find out more? Send us a message!

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Building a sustainable future, one tree at a time.

info@conservenaturalforests.org

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Find us online and follow us on our journey.

Building a sustainable future, one tree at a time.

info@conservenaturalforests.org