The International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policy and Practice will take place at the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park Cha-am, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
See below for the information of the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park.
The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park (SIEP) was first establish in 2003 to commemorate the 48th birthday of HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn with the goals of rehabilitating and developing the mangrove, coastal forest, tropical forest ecosystems to their near original state, and in doing so increase the overall biodiversity of animal species through habitat restoration. Moreover, SIEP set out to promote eco-tourism in the southwest coastal region as an economic development alternative. SIEP is located in Cha-am sub-district of Phetchaburi province.
The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park is a learning and information dissemination center, with a strong training component focused on energy conservation, natural resource management and environmental awareness and stewardship. There are numerous learning activities which encourage and promote innovative thinking and creativity related to natural sciences and technology within the country and abroad while linking to local knowledge and appropriate technology for sustainable development. The primary target groups of the center are school students, youth and the public, including officials of governmental organisations, the private business sector, local and Southeast Asia based NGOs and international organisation.
The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park has been officially acknowledged the Regional Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development or
by the United Nations University (UNU) on March 28, 2008 and is officially launched on the openning ceremony of SIEP on July 19, 2008 with the gracious presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
This center disseminates knowledge of energy and environmental conservation through exhibitions of different renewable energy sources and technology, models and demonstrations and through real practice at the center.
It is a place of camping for organisations, groups and individuals to study and learn about the conservation of energy, natural resources and environment, and Thai indigenous knowledge through experiential hands-on activities and inquiry based learning methods.
The camp is a collaboration between the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park, patronaged by HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn and the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST). The objectives of the camp are to create and develop a training
center for teachers in the sciences, mathematics and design & technology on energy, general environment and the sustainable management of natural resources. The camp is held within the boundaries of the SIEP
the mangrove forest areas cover approximately 27 hectares with more than 32 types of mangrove species identified.
The areas of plantation are approximately 86 hectares used to study appropriate species for this forest type and soil category.
the area of forest plantation with degraded soil fertility and structure is around 32 hectares. This provides an excellent study area of salt tolerant species in proximity to mangrove and coastal forest areas.
In this area there is constructed a wave protection jetty / island to increase san in front of the park. This area provides excellent research on effects on species regeneration.
For more information
please visit SIEP's Official Website at www.sirindhornpark.or.th