The forests of Southeast Asia contain some of the richest ecosystems on our planet, but development pressures continue to threaten their survival.
Sasin Chalermlarp is working with indigenous communities to promote the protection of these ecosystems for future generations. Sasin's work shows that treating the people of the forest as partners is the most effective way for local officials and conservationists to protect these fragile habitats.
Goals and objectives
Sasin's efforts have so far seen over 100 communities pledging to uphold land use regulations and guard against destruction of the forests, with many more due to follow.