Flight of the Gibbon Champions Eco-Tourism in Chiang Mai

Tree Planting in Mae Kampong, Chiang Mai

The event ran very smoothly and was well attended by numerous organizations, companies and the general public helping to make it a great success.

A total of 2,220 saplings were planted in Mae Kampong with support from Flight of the Gibbon staff, members of the public, agents, national park staff and staff from the Central Department Store (Festival Chiang Mai and Kad Suan Keaw Branch who all kindly donated their time to support the initiative. The site was chosen due to its low biodiversity and 26 native species of tree were chosen for a number of reasons such as their resistance to fire, ability to bear fruit for a number of different animal species and ability to create a broad canopy to create shady conditions to inhibit weeds. Among the 26 species includes bishop wood (Bischofia javanica), soapberry (Sapindus rarak), Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica), Orange Wild Rhea (Debregeasia longifolia) and Phaya Mai (Podocarpus neriifolius)

The tree species for this area were sourced from Forest Restoration Research Unit, CMU (FORRU-CMU) and Flight of the Gibbon had the kind cooperation and support from Mae Takri National Park and Chae Son National Park along with the village of Mae Kampong.

Khun Phuttida Nippanon, Conservation Executive at Flight of the Gibbon expressed her satisfaction with the event saying: “The event ran very smoothly and was well attended by numerous organizations, companies and the general public helping to make it a great success. We hope that in years to come the trees will help protect this important watershed as well as help increase biodiversity in the region.”

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