Phuket Sunshine Village
In the aftermath of the Tsunami that hit Phuket on the 26.12.04, members of the Lions Club of Phuket Andaman Sea established a long-term project to help the victims of the tragedy. The Village was completed after one year and officially opened on the 29.06.07 by the Governor of Phuket. The Village is now home to over 100 Children in need from Phuket and surrounding provinces.
Shark Guardian Shark Guardian promotes shark conservation through education by visiting schools, resorts, dive communities as well as participating in national environmental conferences. Shark Guardian run a multimedia based slide show presentation on sharks, conservation and education. Brendon Sing and Elizabeth Ward-Sing, who have developed it over several years, give the presentation.
Fin free Thailand Fin Free Thailand is a campaign encouraging hotels and restaurants to stop serving shark fin in order to protect endangered sharks, preserve marine ecosystems, and safeguard people’s health. It also informs consumers of the serious health and environmental risks of eating shark fin, encouraging patronage of Fin Free establishments.
Green Fins Thailand The “Green Fins” initiative strengthens the involvement and role of dive operators as an important stakeholder and partner in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of Coral Reefs. In support of the “Green Fins” initiative, training workshops are organised as needed. http://www.greenfins-thailand.org
Mai Khao Turtle Foundation
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation was launched by JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa in March 2002. Helping raise funds and awareness for the plight of Thailand’s endangered sea turtles.