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Conserve Natural Forests | Pai, Thailand
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Conserve Natural Forests


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Published 27 days ago

20 hours per week minimum

Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is an internationally recognized non-governmental organization operating out of Pai [Mae Hong Song] , and Turatao National Park [Satun], Thailand that is dedicated to reforestation, conservation of critically endangered species, and ecotourism. We envision a planet where education can generate awareness and passion for engaging in environmental conservation, so that biodiversity can be preserved.


CNF owns a beautiful 80,000 square meter river-side conservation site in Pai that currently has an organic farm and houses an Endangered Species Reproduction Center, which will assist in wildlife conservation efforts by helping to repopulate the forests, monitor keystone species, and shelter animals from abuse. The organization's reserve is already home to a variety of lizards, birds, tortoises and elephants that are cared for by staff and interns. This plot of land is open to tourists in Pai, allowing them to learn about our sustainable activities and provide an alternative and ethical opportunity for experiencing Thai wildlife.


In Turatao National Park, the Satun provincial government has given CNF permission to set up a hatchery and other sea turtle monitoring operations in islands comprising the National Park, which are strictly off-limits to tourists. As few as six years ago the sea turtles were plentiful in the region. However, overfishing and pollution have caused a drastic decline in their population. Our hope is that within a few years, Conserve Natural Forests will be able to repopulate the sea turtle population. With the help of the Royal Thai Navy, Army, Forest Department, Police, and local fishermen, we will set up areas to protect the turtles during mating, egg laying, and hatching, thus assuring their sustainable livelihoods.


Internship Description

How would you like to learn about Southeast Asian Cuisine while staying in the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand surrounded by critically endangered animals such as land turtles and Asian Elephants? We own a beautiful 80,000 square meter river-side conservation site that features an organic garden full of fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables native to the region. As part of our ecotourism activities we have a small restaurant on the conservation site where our incredible Thai chef curates the most delectable southeast asian cuisine, mostly using ingredients gleaned from the land. 


Internship Duties:




  • Work alongside our chef to cook lunch for the guests on the conservation and multiple meals a week for the other interns
  • Help to grow and prepare the fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the organic garden


Requirements:




  • Degree (or pertinent background experience) in the field of Culinary Arts or other related fields
  • Ability to contribute individually and participate in a team environment.
  • Must be positive and professional.

Conserve Natural Forests (CNF) is an internationally recognized non-governmental organization operating out of Pai [Mae Hong Song] , and Turatao National Park [Satun], Thailand that is dedicated to reforestation, conservation of critically…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits

Benefits

  • Learn the intricacies of traditional Thai and Karen cuisine 
  • Understand how to be a successful international chef in a competitive tourist market
  • Gain firsthand experience with the farm-to-table method
  • Meet other chefs from the region for educational exchanges


Fee includes: Housing/Transportation/Meals

  • Learn the intricacies of traditional Thai and Karen cuisine 
  • Understand how to be a successful international chef in a competitive tourist market
  • Gain firsthand experience…

How to Apply

If a qualified candidate is interested in participating, please send a CV and cover letter to internships@conservenaturalforests.org

If a qualified candidate is interested in participating, please send a CV and cover letter to internships@conservenaturalforests.org

Location

Pai, TH

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