OUR TEAM

Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is a non-profit organisation based in Pai, Thailand, that aims to restore degraded tropical ecosystems. Our core projects include Forest Restoration, Local Livelihoods, Wildlife Conservation, and Ecosystem Services.

We use a system called the Framework Species Method of reforestation on degraded landscapes with an aim to restore natural forest cover in Thailand. We not only focus on trees, but also the animals that call these forests home. However, we believe that this work cannot be done single-handedly. That is why we coordinate with local communities by sharing our resources and emphasising the importance of sustainable development and environmental conservation. Moreover, we share our mission with the broader international community through our accredited internship program and organising eco-tours of our project site. 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

Chairman

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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 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 focus of his career. Miguel founded Conserve Natural Forests in hopes of establishing a long-term national effort towards preserving the native plants and animals of Thailand.

WESLEY

SNELL

Technical Consultant

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Wesley is a forester with an MSc in Forest Science from the University of Padova and a Graduate Certificate from Yale University in Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainable Use.  He specializes in tropical forest restoration and management, ecosystem service measurement and valuation, and forest certification.  He has also collaborated extensively with non-profits including WWF, UNEP’s Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, One Tree Planted, the Arbor Day Foundation, and more to implement forest restoration projects all over the world and to assist companies in developing, implementing, and communicating nature-positive impacts.

NEIL

INSH

Forestry Scientist

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Neil Insh graduated from Bangor University in 2021 with a masters in Forestry. His research interests reside in the social sciences, specifically the cultural ecosystem benefits of woodlands and forests. His masters research centered around riparian woodland near his birthplace in Scotland, but has subsequently extended his focus to tropical forestry, in countries such as Thailand.

ANCHALA

NIMITMALA

Regional Coordinator

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Anchala has over 17 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. 

SONTHAYA

PANYAKHAM

Land Manager

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

CHOMNAPHAT

KHUNWAT

Forestry Scientist

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Chomnaphat Khunwat is a forestry scholar and plant pathologist. She graduated from the faculty of agriculture majoring in plant pathology. Her responsibilities include: Planning and coordinating reforestation and ecosystems, encouraging communities to participate in forest planting, forest management and plant disease care.
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NUKE

NUMJAIANUKHRAO

Elephant Keeper

JAMES

HASTINGS

Digital Consultant

SANGA

PINGKAN

Agricultural Director

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Lieutenant 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.

GUILLERMO

TENORIO

Scientific Director

VICTORIA

MARQUEZ

International Legal Director

OUR NETWORK

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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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