Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is an environmental non-profit foundation focused on forest restoration and wildlife conservation in the Mae Hong Son Province of Northern Thailand. Since 2014, CNF has have dedicated themselves to preserving and enriching ecosystem balance and function, restoring degraded landscapes, and reintroducing endangered species to their natural habitat.
Conserve Natural Forests’ goal is to implement practical, proven methods of forest restoration in order to mitigate the damages resulting from deforestation and forest degradation. CNF strives for an optimal balance between widespread and effective forest restoration – measured by the conservation of biodiversity, ecological health, and carbon sequestration – in conjunction with improving the economic and environmental quality of life for the local communities within our engaged region. CNF aims to be an ambassador for forest restoration, sustainable land practices and wildlife conservation in Northern Thailand.
CNF’s tree nursery and demonstration forest is located a few kilometers south of Pai. The tree planting projects of CNF are supported by the local community and the Thai government.
CNF uses the Framework Species Method in our reforestation projects. CNF plants between 25 and 40 native species on their restoration sites depending on a variety of factors, including altitude, average temperature, soil quality, and the species composition of the surrounding ecosystem.