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Sirinart Rajini

      Sirinart Rajini Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Center is the Thailand’s first specialty learning center of mangrove forest restoration from shrimp farming and it is located in the Forest plantation target area, FPT 29 and FPT29/3 of Khlong kao- Khlong khoi national forest reserve, Pak Nam Pran subdistrict, Pranburi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, which is one of the area in the reforestation projects in commemoration of King Rama IX’s 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
      In 1981 – 1991, the green areas in Pranburi was destroyed by shrimp farming which totally polluted the soil. Until in 1996 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother visited Pran Buri forest park and noticed there were abandon area where the land was destroyed by shrimp farming, causing both of them concerned about the situation of the mangrove forest in the Pran River estuary which affected the way of life of the people in the area such as fishery. The Royal Forest department has responded to the royal initiative by canceling shrimp farming and merged the area as part of the Pak Nam Pran Buri Forest Development Project. In addition, the Forest Plantation Target (FPT) has been designated as 399 rai of FPT 29 and 387 rai of FPT 29/3, totally 786 rai.
The PTT Public Company Limited (PTT) is the state enterprise responsible for national energy security. The PTT considers natural and environmental resources restoration with an emphasis on the forest. Therefore, when the royal forest department was form the project ‘5 million rais reforestation in commemoration of the Royal Golden Jubilee reforestation project of King RAMA 9 project’ in 1994, PTT voluntarily participated in “1 million rais reforestation project” (about 160,000 hectares) on 413 FPT all over the country and 48 provinces, Including the area of FPT 29, FPT 29/3.
        The royal forest department, PTT Public Company Limited, along with the residents of Pak Nam Pran community planted mangrove forest at the Forest Plantation Target -FPT 29 and FPT 29/3 in Pak Nam Pran subdistrict,  Pranburi district, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, finally, with the gratitude of His Majesty the King Rama IX and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit of Thailand pouring onto dry land, mangrove forests are gradually rehabilitated in 1997.
16th November 2002, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the presented “1 million rais Reforestation Project” ceremony and had a speech about the project at Sirinart Rajini mangrove ecosystem learning center.
“The locals benefit from the mangrove forest, so they must help conserve it.”
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s speech, 16th November 2002
 Moreover, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother bestowed the name of this center "Sirinat Rajini" means “The Queen who has beautiful behavior and always a refuge for the people” on July 20, 2004 as the “Sirinart Rajini Mangrove Ecosystem Learning Center" which officially opened in 2007 until now.
The man-made mangrove forest from shrimp farming was recover by the gratitude of His Majesty the King Rama IX, The royal forest department, PTT Public Company Limited, along with the residents of Pak Nam Pran community has taken his royal speech on that day as a operational guidelines since then.

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