The New Heaven Reef Conservation Program was recently awarded recognition of high achievement by the Thailand Social Enterprise Group. The award was given for the NHRCP’s success in starting up an effective and sustainable Social Enterprise business in Thailand, and was awarded to the top 15 teams out of over 80 candidate businesses and programs.
Over the past few years, the NHRCP has been slowly developing and incubating an effective and sustainable self-funded marine conservation program based on education, research, and restoration. In the past year, our program has begun to quickly develop and metamorphose into a very popular center for coral reef studies and projects, with a nearly exponential growth in students and the amount of work being completed both on land and in the sea (see some of the pictures in our Conservation Photo Gallery).
It is a great honor for us to receive this award for our marine conservation work, and helps to inspire us to continue developing along the path we are on. With increased recognition and publicity comes increased opportunities, which we are excited to pursue and explore alongside our amazing students, interns, and volunteers who have helped get us to where we are today. Thank you to all those who have supported us in the past, and we look forward to working alongside you in the future towards our collective goal of protecting and enriching the environment and society we are all a part of.