Investing in the Environment

Asia Rising’s TV Host Vikrom Kromadit has long been a passionate advocate for the environment. Over the years he has worked tirelessly to help educate and inspire people to respect nature and invest in conservation projects.

Just recently he signed a landmark MOU with the Thai government to help expand his environmental work. On December 18th, Dr. Teerapat Prayunsit the Deputy Director (Acting Director) of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and Vikrom Kromadit in his role as the Chairman of Amata Foundation signed the memorandum of understanding to promote, campaign, publicize and organize activities related to natural resources conservation and to facilitate the public’s understanding of the value of Natural World Heritage Sites in Thailand.

IMG_4888As part of Vikrom’s plan, work will be done to support and improve natural interpretation system management systems including professional development for Officers in the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Natural World Heritage Sites, Thung Yai – Huai kha khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary and other important protected areas in Thailand.

Vikrom’s goal is to help Thailand improve its’ existing facilities as well as to expand and develop other projects. These types of programs go to the heart of his belief that, “Investing in conservation is critical for both wildlife and people as it creates a better, healthier, more sustainable environment which benefits all.”

“It is a considerable step of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to start working in corporation with the private sector in order to strengthen protection of national parks.” explained Dr. Teerapat Prayunsit.

IMG_4914This program isn’t designed to just protect the environment and improve access for Thais but it should also have significant spin off benefits for tourists. Increasing tourism and improving access to wildlife while enhancing the caliber of experiences in Thai Natural World Heritage Sites will generate additional revenue and help to spread critical environmental education around the world.

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