Endangered Trees is a non-profit and community-based organization in Surin (Thailand) with the aim of planting trees, creating micro-forests, reducing CO2, generating income for the local community and at the same time reduce illegal logging and save endangered tree species from extinction.
In the past 75 years, Thailand has lost 50% of its forest, from 60% of the total land surface in 1945 to about 30% in 2020. From deforestation and illegal trade with trees that are thousands of years old, many of the local tree species are on the brink of extinction.
According to the Department of Thai National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, there are 715 vulnerable, 207 endangered and 56 critically endangered species in Thailand. Among the fifty-six critically endangered species, 17 are trees.