In Thailand, we have supported and actively participated in a variety of environmental programs ranging from coastal mangrove reforestation to artificial reefs, juvenile turtle and sea crab bank programs, to educating communities and our staff on environmental issues for several years.

Since 2011, Mubadala Petroleum has collaborated with the Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Naval Special Warfare Command and Chulalongkorn University on a multi-year sustainable environment program. The partnership has helped restore coral reefs using a technique that involves culturing coral via sexual reproduction in a laboratory and subsequently transplanting juvenile coral onto degraded reefs. So far over 2,500 healthy young coral have been transplanted and developed into new reef areas in the Gulf of Thailand. 

In addition to funding coral research we have also installed solar cells at the coral hatchery to provide a more environmentally friendly, long-term and cost-efficient solution to the oil-based electricity generation and support coral reef education camps for children and a “coral garden” where scientists conduct research on coral growth, survival of corals, and fish and invertebrates that use the coral garden.

This initiative has received several royal commendations from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

"The coral grew better and had a higher survival rate because of the water system… It’s never too late to save nature."

Dr. Suchana Apple Chavanich, Assistant professor, Department of Marine Science, Chulalongkorn University.