Community Capacity Building Projects - 2. Activities which enhance environment preservation

2. Activities which enhance environment preservation

2.1 Learning community culture and way of life “Let’s learn together about your hometown and mine”
    Background: PSU, Surat Thani campus, sees the importance of learning outside the classroom for children and youth, especially students in the three southern border provinces, and has therefore organized a three-day training course and study tour so that youths in the southern border provinces can share and exchange their knowledge with youths in Tambon Khlong Noi where they learn the way of life of the community and learn about mangrove forest preservation and oyster culture in Surat Thani Province.

Objectives: To provide an opportunity for youths to exchange their knowledge through activities so that they can apply it for use in their own communities, and to give moral support to youths in the three southern border provinces.

Target group: Groups of female high school students in the three southern border provinces, teachers and soldiers from the Internal Security Operations Command, Region 4, Front.

2.2 Structure for Prevention of Ban Hua Laem (on Krachom Side) Coastal Corrosion
    PSU is the consultant for the operation of the structure to prevent coastal corrosion in the area of Ban Hua Laem in Amphoe Lang Suan, Chumporn Province, carried out by the Marine Department.
    Objectives: to study and analyze the problems and causes of Ban Hua Laem (Krachom Side) coastal corrosion and to find ways to prevent and solve the problems in a way suitable to the conditions of the area; to survey and design the structure in detail; to study and analyze all aspects of the impact that may result from the construction, and to suggest how to prevent and reduce the impact. The results of the study can lead to solutions to the problem of coastal erosion, and its prevention for nearby communities.

2.3 Project to develop maps and database for making buoys and zone-markers to preserve the Gulf of Thailand and Songkhla Lake
This project is an environmental activity conducted by the Center of Excellence for Biodiversity of Peninsular Thailand, Faculty of Science, which has developed maps, a database, and markers for the preservation zones in the lower southern Gulf of Thailand and Songkhla Lake.
    Main objectives:
    1. Buoys for marking major conservation areas and areas at risk from being destroyed are aimed to protect coral reefs and sea grass sources and dolphins’ habitats in Songkhla Lake.  The conservation zone markers are used to make the conservation zones known to the general public.
    2. Buoys for marking boat anchoring and mooring areas are aimed at preventing boats from anchoring and mooring in coral reef zones, especially tourist attraction areas and areas that are used by fishing boats to escape strong winds.

Placing five marker buoys on the sea grass zones in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province for fishermen to see the zones of sea grass sources in Ko Tham Rai area, and the dolphins’ habitat zones in Khanom beach and Ko Tham Rai areas.
Carrying out activities that protect marine resources in Songkhla Province, namely, placing marker buoys for touring boat anchoring and mooring areas, conserving the coral reefs of Ko Nu, Ko Maew, and Ko Kham, and dolphin-protected areas in Songkhla Lake.
Placing marker buoys to prevent boats anchoring and mooring in the coral reef zones of Ko Losin, and placing buoys to mark the sea grass zones in Pattani Bay on Ta Chi Cape.
Placing marker buoys for boat anchoring areas to prevent boat anchoring on coral piles and sea grass sources in Narathiwat Province.