Most of the problems that coral reefs are experiencing is not coming from human actions at sea, but from the land.
Everything we do throughout our daily life has an impact to these delicate environments. As the saying goes ‘_____ always flow downhill’, and the reefs are downhill from us all. Pollution, sediment, soils, nutrients, and more are all released from human activities and greatly affect both the health and diversity of our reefs.
This is why we not only have to focus our conservation efforts on the marine ecosystems, but also have to work on land.
Since our program started we have engaged in a wide variety of land projects, including:
Clean-ups and beautification projects
Tree and grass planting
Erosion control and check dam construction
Parades and awareness events
Socio-economic and visitor surveys
Organic gardening, EM production, and composting
Zoning and Land use meetings with the government and community
Swimming and SCUBA lessons with local kids
And much more…
You can see the long list of environmental activities we have been involved with if you browse this website. We hope you can join us to enjoy the seas and to protect the wonderful nature we have here on koh tao.
When you come to do our program you not only get to learn about the reef ecosystems, but you will be able to learn about many sustainable living methods that can be integrated into your daily life no matter where you live. It is our goal to help students develop a wide range of skill sets that can help themselves, our society, and our planet.