Deforestation is a major global problem. Locally it causes droughts and devastating floods as well as damage to the chain of life by the disturbance and extinction of wildlife. It is extremely important to preserve the few forests that are still left, such as the ones in the mountains around Paksong.
But how do you tell a villager to stop cutting trees when this is his only way to earn a living? Shanti Forest is trying to preserve the beautiful nature in Paksong area by cherishing it instead of destroying it.
Shanti Forest wants to show the local people how to conserve their forests in the long term. By hosting tourists in a regulated way for example. Or to create additional income for villagers by jobs such as jungle trek guides, shopkeeper, restaurant owner and so on.
Over the last years Shanti Forest has been buying rainforest areas around the lodge. So far we managed to buy and save about 70 ry of rain forest. Shanti Forest hopes to be able to keep doing this to make sure the beautiful rainforest surrounding our lodge will not be cut down for agriculture.
Please ask our staff for more information when you visit us at Shanti Forest.
Shanti Forest Paksong is also known as TCDF Eco-Logic (our local partner)
You can reach Shanti Forest/TCDF Eco-Logic at +66 (0)8 6172 1090, or you can use our contactform.
Shanti Forest has been buying rainforest areas around the lodge over the last years. So far we managed to buy and safe about 70 Ry of forest.
We hope to be able to do this to make sure the beautiful rainforest surrounding our lodge will not be cut down for agriculture.
Click here to read more.
Please ask our staff about this project when you are visiting Shanti Forest, they can tell you more.