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Wildlife on the edge

Our world has many unique and rare animals, birds and reptiles. However the pressure of growing population in different parts of the world has led to the increasing need of using land for human housing and agriculture. This has led to the reduced habitat of many wild animals.

APE aims to improve the environment to a level where it is once again a more suitable home for the animals and insects that are native to the Krabi forest.

Major threats to wildlife:

Habitat Loss: Fewer natural wildlife habitat areas remain each year. Moreover, the habitat that remains has often been degraded to bear little resemblance to the natural wild areas which existed in the past.

Climate Change: Because many types of plants and animals have specific habitat requirements, climate change could cause disastrous loss of wildlife species. A slight drop or rise in average rainfall will translate into large seasonal changes. Hibernating mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects are harmed and disturbed. Plants and wildlife are sensitive to moisture change so, they will be harmed by any change in the moisture level.

Pesticides & Toxic Chemicals: Pesticides are deliberately spread to make the environment toxic to certain plants, insects, and rodents, so it should not be surprising that other plants and wildlife are deliberately harmed at the same time. In addition many chemical pollutants are toxic to wildlife, such as PCBs, mercury, petrolium by-products, solvents, antifreeze, etc.

Hunting and Poaching: Unregulated hunting and poaching causes a major threat to wildlife. Along with this, mismanagement of forest department and forest guards triggers this problem.

Natural Phenomenon: Floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, lightning, forest fires


White handed lars gibbons were once common in
Krabi's forests but now their singing is a rare sound.

Projects

Local education community project

Gurney's Pitta

Khao Nor Chuchi is home to the last remaining Gurney's Pitta birds in Thailand. It is critically endangered here and recent surveys in the area indicate there may only be 5 pairs remaining. read more