Plant Genetic Conservation Project is under the Royal initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Six Senses Yao Noi is the only private sector accepted to adopt this Royal project. Through the resort, we will help to serve as a link from the government to the locals in developing the personnel and plant genetics resources for the maintenance of plant varieties, and also for the development of the farming and business sections of the country.
First Activity: Protection of Plant Genetic
This activity involves the original natural forest and distributes plants throughout the country in all floristic regions outside the responsibility of the Royal Forest Department. Plants are distributed to government agencies, research centers, experiment stations, academy institutes, schools, temples or other areas where people or the villagers come together to protect plant genetics. Also within the scope of this activity is the exploration, registration, coding of plant clones and the study of plant biology. Supporting and encouraging village volunteers and protecting the natural forest will protect plant genetics, maintaining a valuable natural resource for utilization when needed.
Second Activity: Exploration and Collection of Plant Genetic
Exploration and collection of plant genetics information from areas that are losing the natural flora to environment change or through development, such as the creation of reservoirs and roads or the change from natural forest to agricultural areas. We have officers and volunteers to explore and collect seeds, scions, whole plants or shoots. The activity is done in areas outside the responsibility of the Royal Forest Department in all floristic regions.
Third Activity: Planting and Preservation of Plant Genetic
Plants are continually planted and fresh seed collected. This maintains seeds and plants collected from Royal Development Study Centers, research centers or experiment stations of the Department of Agriculture or the provinces that the Plant Genetic Conservation Project. works in. Preservation and seed storage of plant tissue culture is held in the plant germplasm bank at the Plant Genetic Conservation Project, Chitralada Palace.
Forth Activity: Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic
The evaluation of plant genetic from exploration, collection and planting in natural conditions. Experiments are performed to discover information about plant morphology, biology, physiology and cultivation. In the laboratories, the composition, nutrition, pigments, flavor, aromatic compounds, plant molecular biology and cytology are studied to determine the properties and qualities of various plant clones. These activities are performed in collaboration with researchers from universities, academic institutes, research centers and experimental stations.
Fifth Activity: Plant Germplasm Database Center
The plant germplasm database center at Chitralada Palace has collection data, evaluation data, conservation data and utilization data on many plants. A database of herbarium is being created from the herbarium from a variety of institutes, including the Royal Forest Department, Department of Agriculture, Prince of Songkhla University, other institutes and universities.
Sixth Activity: Planning of Plant Varieties Development
The data from plant germplasm, database center and plant genetic from exploration, collection and planting were analyzed and ways for plants to be improved and developed by experts. Potential pathways for plant improvement would be presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to consider and given to research institutes or government agencies that have plant improvement projects such as the Department of Agriculture.
Seventh Activity: Creating the Awareness of the Population in Plant Genetic
The aim of this activity is to create awareness of plant genetics within the population, especially the new generation. We aim to educate the population to understand the advantage of plant genetic and the preservation of unique plant genetic resources. We aim to show that the study of botany can be very enjoyable, with delightful teaching and training rather than stressful teaching for the youthful. Access to school botanical gardens can be used to foster and awareness of nature and folk wisdom and the role of plant genetic resources. Each school botanical garden has unique examples of living plants, specimens and a library. The continuous studyof plants allows the use of plants as the medium for learning and teaching various subjects.
Eighth Activity: Special Activities for Plant Genetic Conservation
Giving an opportunity for the young and everyone who care for nature to be instructed in different aspects of natural resources conservation. With the contribution of many experts to establish RSPG botanical and biological clubs throughout Thailand, leading to an increase in the progressive conscience and knowledge of natural resources conservation for all generations.