Trat closes 3 islands indefinitely for coral rehabilitation

Koh Lipe beach in Satun

Koh Lipe beach in in Satun Province. Photo: Tuya70.




TRAT, Feb 23 – This eastern Thai province has announced the closure of three islands indefinitely after over 90 per cent of their coral reefs are experiencing coral bleaching and have died from global warming, according to local officials.

Chalerm Glinnimnuan, chief of Mu Ko Chang National Park, said the announcement applies to only three islands, Ko Thong Lang, Ko Kra and Ko Tien, and was ordered by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

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