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Merck Forests in Thailand

 

Merck, a global pharmaceutical and chemical company joined PATT save the world and combat the climate change. Merck (Thailand) Limited started the first the project with PATT in September 2007. Merck planted 4,144 trees in Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, the largest green area close to Bangkok and highlighted by Time Magazine as the best urban oasis of Asia in 2006 and also referred as a lung of Bangkok. The campaign called “Care for Green”

Again in 2008, Merck with their clients and suppliers continued to reduce their carbon footprint. The Care for Green II campaign was started in August 2008. The company planted 11,775 of mangrove trees in Bang Pu to regenerate a mangrove forest degraded area.

Last year, on 10/10/10, Merck with their clients and suppliers joined us reforest the world again, planted 10,000 native trees in Khao Yai, a UNESCO world Heritage site and is part of the important Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest. The area is a substantial and important tropical forest ecosystem, which provides a viable habitat for the long-term survival of over 2,000 species of flora and fauna – some critically endangered. The mountainous Khao Yai National Park has a history of poaching, encroachment, illegal logging and unsustainable agricultural practices. PATT highlighted a need to habitat restoration and Environmental education within this area, to hopefully expand the areas of native forest and reverse the current trend of habitat degradation.

All 25,919 trees are growing well in 3 sites of Thailand, the forests are backing, some of them start generating their own offspring already.