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Water of Asia promotes responsible tourism for the respect of local cultures, peoples and nature. Therefore, a percentage of our profits is donated to various charitable organizations working towards protection and conservation of the environment or education and protection of Karen refugees (from Myanmar) in Thailand every year.


Wildlife Friends of Thailand - Who Are We?
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) is a registered foundation under Thai law. The foundation has as main objectives the conservation of wildlife, protection of natural resources and the environment.
Currently the WFFT runs several projects from hands-on wildlife rescue, medical care, wildlife rehabilitation, research on wildlife and marine mammals as well as the release of wild animals back to the wild.
Our goal in the first place is to provide a safe shelter for abused and neglected wild animals. We aim to rescue those animals who have suffered at the hands of humans, rehabilitating and releasing where possible, and caring for those who are unable to be returned to the wild. We aim to provide the best standard of living and a life as close to wild as possible for these animals.
The Wildlife Rescue centre is build on temple land; the abbot of the Kao Look Chang temple has generously given us a huge plot of forest for the animals to live in.

MENGLABA means "hello" in Burmese. This little association was created in 2005 by a French teacher Fernand in order to help the Burmese refugees (mostly from the Karen ethnic group) staying around Mae Sot. The Karen community is often subject to attacks from the army in Myanmar. Due to the conflict, thousands of Karen refugees have crossed the border to Thailand for safety and live in one of twelve refugee camps. Some have been resettled in third countries such as the United States however, despite the recent election in Myanmar, the number of refugees keeps on growing and the international aid is diminishing.

In Malaysia:

SMICA centre de conservation à Lankayan BornéoSIMCA: Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area
Effective from 3rd December 2001, the State of Government of Sabah, Malaysia has declared three
islands comprising Lankayan, Billean and Tagaipil as well as surrounding coastal shallow reef areas
of approximately 46,317 hectares as Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) under IUCN
(The World Conservation Union) Category II. SIMCA will play a key role in managing coral reef conservation for the long term benefits of eco-tourism and the biodiversity of marine life.
Where is SIMCA?
Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area located about 80 Kilometers off Sandakan mainland, about 40 Kilometers from Turtle Island Park (Selingaan, Gulisaan & Bakungan Kecil Islands), the major sea turtle nesting islands for Green turtle (Cheloniamydas) and Hawksbill turtle (Erectmochelys imbricata). SIMCA is also within the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape in the Tri-national Sea Turtle
SIMCA Concept
Lankayan Island eco-tourism and dive operations will collect a conservation fee of RM20.00 (per visitor per night stay). This fee will then go directly towards funding all the SIMCA Management and Conservation programs to be carried out in SIMCA. Basically, it means every SIMCA visitors directly contribute towards the Conservation effort.

In the world:

Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse.
For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Mission Statement:
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all. 

Sea ShepherdSea Shepherd's Mission Statement
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future générations. 


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