National Arbor Day is approaching on Friday May 13th and Phuket is getting ready to celebrate! Authorities in Phuket are planning to hold a public event where people can come and plant trees. The event will start at Wat Kosit Viharn Temple, near Thepkrasattri Road in Rassada, and move to Toh Sae National Forest Reserve, which is behind the temple near Damrong Road.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with religious ceremonies at the temple, and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Phuket Governor Narong will then deliver a speech at 9:00 a.m. and tree planting will begin at 10:00 p.m. Attendees are requested to wear yellow at the event. They must also comply with Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks, having a temperature check and washing their hands with alcohol. PR Phuket provided details of the event in a Facebook post.
As a major tourist hub, Phuket struggles to preserve its environment. Last year, hotel brand Banyan Tree Group launched an “Earth Getaway Campaign” at its resorts in several provinces, including Phuket. Purchasing or staying each night during the period has donated $2 to earthday.org and its reforestation program, as well as The Canopy Project, which works with groups around the world to plant trees. trees.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge drop in tourism, part of Phuket’s environment has recovered. In December last year, more turtle nests were spotted in Phuket than rarely in the days leading up to the pandemic, according to the Phuket Marine Biological Center.
Last week, the chairman of the Kamala Tambon Administrative Organization said that since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, fish populations that disappeared years ago have now reappeared.
THE SOURCE: Phuket News | Bangkok Post