With the upcoming fish spawning season the Mekong and the fish in the river need our support. During the fish spawning season small and big fish will swim up the river carrying their eggs in their belly to spawn at the source of the river.
We would like to protect them from being caught during this time. We truly believe everyone can do their part with a helping hand for the greater good of ecology and marine conservation.
Currently, we are are seeking support for this project. We invite you to support the “Fishery Patrol Reinforcement Project 2018” with a donation. Every donation counts!
About Baimai Organisation
Who are we? The Baimai group was formed by a group of volunteers with the goal to save and protect the wildlife and rainforest. We have a co-working relationship with the Department of Fisheries - Vajiralongkorn dam in Kanjanaburi province, Foundation of Western Forest Complex Conservation, Peua Paen Din group and network to work for the reservation for fish spawning season.
What can we do?
We explore, investigate and take action against illegal fishing during the fish spawning season. Illegal fishing is a big problem for reproduction of fish in the Maeklong river. We also have campaigned and publicize on this project.
Why are we doing this?
The fish spawning season is a crucial time for the reproduction of many fish. The fish will release their eggs in the water to allow them to grow into countless little fish. This is a important time to nourish the balance of the ecosystem. These little fish need a chance to grow to stabilize the ecosystem and provide the people with food throughout the year. Due to these reasons, there is an announcement that June 16 - September 15, 2018 is the period of Fish Spawning Season. (maybe: Due to this importance the period from June 16th to September 15th is declared as “Fish Spawning Season” to protect the small fish.)
In order to be successful with this project, we have to improve the sustainability of the water resources and the protection of the fresh-water fish. We do this in everyone’s interest as it is a common interest for both the ecosystem as well as the society.
Where will it take place?
The Baimai group will start the mission at the water source of the Vajiralongkorn dam in Sangkhlaburi, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. There three main rivers: the Berkeley river, the Songkalia river and the Runtee river join.
The project will be executed during the period from June, the 16th to September, the 15th 2018.
Our volunteers put their hearts into supporting this great ecological and environmental project to make it successful. Thus, we would like to invite everyone to donate to support the project. Every donation will be extremely helpful for the project. The intent of this funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of community networks and to enhance the impact of the community’s work. These funds will help us to save guard the future of the ecological and marine conservation. Below is a breakdown of the costs:
- Food cost for the volunteers: 15,000 baht
- Gasoline cost for the cars: 18,000 baht
- Gasoline cost for the boats: 24,000 baht
- Equipments cost: 5,000 baht
Total 62,000 baht
Everyone can contribute to resolve this problem. You can contribute with a donation, sharing this call for donations with other or volunteering yourself! Any donation counts, however small it is. Small efforts from a lot of people will eventually become great results. Success is the sum of small efforts and we believe with a united heart, we can help to sustain our environment not just for this generation, but for future generations as well.
We are thankful for your kind support. With your donations efforts, we will be able to continue our initiatives to reduce the negative impacts of fishing on the Mekong river and other related water bodies. Your donations will allow us to educate the general public on fishing and consuming fish during the fish spawning season.
When there is no consumer, there will be no seller. Marine life and therefore fishing grounds around the world are at risk as the ecosystems that support fish are impacted by pollution, climate change, over fishing and the destruction of natural habitats. We can help to change the usage to a more sustainable way now.