Thai officials help restore Australia’s Koala habitats

Thai officials help restore Australia’s Koala habitats

Thai officials from several different organizations are helping save the homes of Australia's favorite animal, the koala. On July 31st, Australia's National Tree Day, officials attended to help plant 1,000 trees in Australia's Yu Young Regional Park.


Groups rolling up their sleeves to help include the Royal Thai Embassy and the Thailand Tourism Authority office in Sydney. They have collaborated with the Koala Clancy Foundation and Minor Hotels. The Koala Clancy Foundation is working to restore koala habitats. A total of 45 people participated.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra announced the tree planting event on its Facebook page. In the photographs, the participants are standing on the ground with tools ready for work.

TAT also made a presentation on Thailand's sustainable development goals. TAT Director Suladda Sarutilavan discussed the new "7th Green Campaign" of TAT. The campaign calls on resorts and tour operators to take action to implement more sustainable strategies. It focuses on seven areas: Green Heart, Green Logistics, Green Attractiveness, Green Activities, Green Community, Green Service and Green Plus.

Thai Ambassador to Australia Busadi Santipitax noted the similarities between Thailand's and Australia's conservation efforts. He said…

“The event resonates with Thailand’s continuing efforts to help restore elephant rainforest habitat in Thailand. Furthermore, the latest effort to offset carbon emissions is the Bangkok governor’s campaign to plant one million trees in Bangkok during the next four years.”