With ever-growing pressures on its natural resources, the islanders of Koh Samui, especially tourism industry stakeholders, have taken a pro-active stance and are leading the charge to restore environmental quality.
Spearheaded by the Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association, the Thai Hotels Association South-eastern Chapter and Samui Spa Association, with the full support of provincial authorities, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the “Green Island Project – Koh Samui” was officially launched on June 18, 2007. This three-phase conservation initiative aimed to protect and preserve the environment in order to ensure long-term sustainability.
Today, 4 years into the extended plan, the tell tale signs of success are beginning to rear its head. Activists have united with pacifists, and environmentalists with construction companies to combine efforts in every possible way to sustain this island’s future.