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Chumporn marine park temporarily closed

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Beach in Koh Maprao, Chumphon

Beach in Koh Maprao, Chumphon. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Chumporn provincial governor Somdee Kachayoungyuen has ordered the closure of Chumporn marine park for a temporary indefinite period to all tourism-related and fishing activities from now on until further notice.

He said that the closure order followed a survey report from the National Park Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department showing that coral reefs at and around several islands in Chumporn marine park have been bleaching and, if tourism-related activities in the park are not suspended, the damage to the coral reefs from bleaching may be beyond rehabilitation.

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