For lack of proper management, natural resources in thailand have long been exploited, and resulted in devastated environment. Recognising such negative impacts, practically every government has put up various attempts to preserve and rehabilitate the environment and reduce the deteriorating parts so that they can be tapped for a lone time to come and for the benefit of posterity.
Regarding the marine ecological system, the Cabinet reached a resolution on June 4, 1991 to appoint the Royal Thai Navy, the Royal Forestry and the Fishery Departments to put into practice urgent measures to curb the encroachment of mangrove forests and coral destruction and to publicise the values of marine natural resources and and the environment.
As a result, the Royal Thai Navy started the "Marine and Shoreline Environment Conservation and Development Project," Which has been implemented continually up until now. A body, called the Royal Thai Navy Marine and Shoreline Environment Conservation and Development Implementation Committee, the Shoreline Environment Conservation and Rehabilitation Execution Committee, the Marine Life Conservation Execution Committee, the Chao Phraya River Environment Conservation Centre, and Chulabhorn 36 Marine Underwater Garden Committee.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne in 1996, the Government has made it a policy to organise various projects to celebrate it. This opens up an opportunity for the Royal Thai Navy to substantially accelerate and step up its conservation operations and promote the cooperation of the provate sector and the public in conserving the environment. Deeply devoted to His Majesty the King, Thais are willing to render strong support to such projects. The Royal Thai Navy's Marine Environment Conservation and Rehabilitation Project, supported by Burapa University, Chulalongkorn University, Government Housing Bank and other environment-oriented private agencies, are divided into five parts as follows:
The implementation of the project can be divided tnto five sessions as follows:
Collection of garbage underwater and along the shorelines in Cholburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Trad, Songkhla and Pang-nga
350,939 topshells will be cultivated at the Marine Station of the Royal Thai Navy Hydrographic Department in Sattahip, Cholburi and then released to their natural habitat near islands in Sattahip, Cholburi, the islands where the lighthouses under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy are located, and the vicinities of the Royal Thai Navy units. The areas are selected because the Royal Thai Navy can look after them and the environment is suitable for the growth of young topshells.
The project calls for a budget of 9,812,500 baht to be mobilised by the Royal Thai Navy through the support of the private sector and the public.
In the seas and along the shores of the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea
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