Yokohama conducts wildlife preservation activity

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Yokohama’s tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary in Thailand, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) (YTMT), recently conducted a ‘salt earth making’ event to help preserve the wildlife in Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park.

Salt earth making is an activity that artificially supplements the mineral salt and calcium existing in the soil as a means of preserving wild animals that are on the verge of extinction due to an insufficient food supply. The plants eaten by herbivores lack the minerals and calcium that the animals need to survive, therefore the animals must get these crucial nutrients directly from the soil.

Over 30 YTMT employees participated in the event, during which they dug one-meter deep trenches that were then filled with a mixture of soil, rock salt and calcium. Subsequent rainfall helps this mixture’s nutrients penetrate the soil, with wild animals naturally attracted to the area by the aroma created.

28 April, 2015  

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