In our post-pandemic world, it is more important than ever to support Thailand’s sustainability champions who help to conserve the country’s wildlife, communities and culture…
The Responsible Thailand Awards have been celebrating the best, boldest and most innovative individuals, organisations and projects for over a decade, shining a light on those that go above and beyond to conserve the country’s nature and culture.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, it is more important than ever to recognise and support those sustainability champions in Thailand. The pandemic changed the landscape of travel in so many ways that no-one saw coming. Hotels were left empty, attractions deserted and airports closed. For Thailand, a country so reliant on tourism, this had a devastating impact.
With no visitors, Thailand’s conservation projects, heritage sites and eco-lodges have been struggling to survive, and many who rely on the sector for work have been left jobless.
Despite this incredibly tough landscape, many organisations have show remarkable innovation and resilience, going above and beyond throughout the pandemic, doing all they can to provide care for the communities, wildlife and natural spaces of Thailand.
For example, at Samui Elephant Sanctuary (last year’s winners of the Animal Welfare Award), despite the lack of visitors, and therefore loss of money, the elephants’ wellbeing has remained the highest priority and they have been protected, fed and cared for right through the pandemic. This is just one example of the many organisations in the country who are doing all that they can to continue their vital work.
That’s why a brand-new category for the Responsible Thailand Awards has been introduced for 2021. The Pandemic Heroes award will shine a light on one organisation that has shown particular innovation and resilience this year, despite the challenges of Covid-19. The pandemic will also be taken into account across the seven other categories.
The winner of this award and the others will be announced during a virtual ceremony on the 8 December. Register for free now to join our celebration.