“Community Services Project: Forest Restoration”
In Collaboration of
Chiang Mai University;
USAC Thailand Foundation;
Rotary Clubs in Chiang Mai Province;
and Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Office
On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
At Unit 3 Maesa Waterfall, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
On July 3rd, 2019, Chiang Mai University in collaboration with USAC Thailand Foundation, Rotary Clubs in Chiang Mai Province, and Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Office jointly worked on planting 1,000 tress in the area of Unit 3 Maesa Waterfall, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. The Project aimed to resolve potential expansion of deforestation in Chiang Mai from growing to larger scales as it would especially affect, wildlife, public health and the community at large. Clinical Professor Niwes Nantachit, President of Chiang Mai University, as the Chairman of the project, together with Associate Professor Rome Chiranukrom, Vice President of Chiang Mai University, Ms. Chaidarun Tippawan, Chairman of USAC Thailand Foundation, Ms. Thanyarat Charoenphatthakul, President of Rotary Club Chiang Mai, Thai and foreign students from Chiang Mai University as well as locals in nearby community, totaling more than 120 people shared their sweat in planting the tress in hopes of improving air quality by producing oxygen.
According to Ms. Chaidarun Tippawan, Chairman of USAC Thailand Foundation, she has witnessed that the current forest problem in the North of Thailand is mostly caused by deforestation: excessive agricultural farming and encroachment of the land for housing. The situation has continued in many parts of Northern Thailand, decreasing natural areas, and affecting the ecology and climate. It also has caused floods, which impacts both wildlife and the livelihoods of many locals. Consequently, the forest restoration activity is built on a foundation of dedication from all stakeholders to raise awareness of the public at large of the dangers of deforestation. We hope planting native trees in the area will create more green and natural areas. It is everyone’s responsibility to sustain our environment and join hands in redeeming the fresh air for our healthy future.