PATT Foundation (www.pattfoundation.org) is a UK registered charity and a Thailand Foundation operating throughout the Southeast Asia region. We initiate, develop and manage large-scale reforestation projects countering deforestation and climate change. We strive to save the planet by planting trees, educating communities on sustainable forestry and children on the environment.
We are hoping to reach our goal of planting 1 million trees by our 10-year anniversary in November 2015. Our current total stands at 890,018!
We have developed links with some fantastic organizations who we are working with on this project:
By protecting primates, elephants and other wildlife species, and giving people sustainable livelihoods, these organizations help to maintain healthy forest ecosystems and biodiversity, and counter climate change in Africa and Asia. Primates, sometimes called the ‘Gardeners of the Forest’, are keystone species in tropical forests and woodlands of 32 countries across Africa and Asia. Similarly are elephants sometimes called the ‘Mega-Gardeners of the Forest’ as they feed on grasses, leaves, branches, flowers, roots and – most importantly - fruits, and in doing so they prune the plants, create light-gaps by breaking branches, act as seed dispersal agents, fertilize the soil with their droppings, and are crucial species in 50 countries across Africa and Asia. If we want tropical forests and woodlands to continue storing carbon, generating rainfall and stabilizing our climate for centuries to come, we MUST protect the primates, elephants and other animals beside the trees.
Swiss based PanEco Foundation supports and implements projects in nature conservation and environmental education already since 1996. It runs numerous projects in Indonesia and Switzerland with focus on protection of animals and their habitat. PanEco initiated the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) and remains heavily involved in the management, fundraising and implementation of the programme.
Kerry Consulting is Singapore's leading Search & Selection firm. Their consulting team is the most experienced, and among the largest, in the ASEAN region. They provide services to many of the world's leading companies and financial institutions, and are committed to creating positive long term outcomes for both their clients and candidates. Their focus is on "Returning the Human to Resourcing". At the same time they passionately protect our environment and wildlife by supporting different non-profit organizations.
Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari or YEL is an institution focused on environmental issues and community development, especially of those communities living around conservation areas. It is involved in nature conservation in Indonesia, it improves community awareness towards a sustainable environment, implements environmental education and nature conservation programmes through the conservation of orangutan and the development of eco-tourism, and provides humanitarian aid.