As part of Anurak Community Lodge’s sustainability initiatives, and in collaboration with the local forestry department and the Forest Restoration Research Unit from Chiang Mai University, we’re actively bring the rainforest back with our ‘Rainforest Rising’ program by reforesting an old oil palm plantation that would have once been lowland evergreen forest. The one-acre revegetation site lies within the boundaries of the resort and close to the National Park border. The objective is to return this land to its original state, providing refuge for animals and ensuring it’s there for future generations.
We’ve started removing oil palm trees and replacing them with indigenous flora, and now we’re inviting guests to take part in this initiative too. In consultation with local environmental experts, we’ve identified 17 species – all sourced from our native forest nursery in Khlong Thom District, Krabi Province – that are native to the area. During their stay, guests can plant one of the following, in the process offsetting their carbon footprint: