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Academics meet to restore coral reef in Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 Janaury 2011 (NNT)-Marine experts have recently congregated at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre to brainstorm for coral reef bleaching solutions, expecting to propose them to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for consideration as soon as next month. A biology lecturer from the Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkhla University, Sakanand

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Koh Lipe island, Satun

Thailand closes 18 dive sites to save coral reefs

Eighteen popular diving sites will be closed in Thailand for up to 14 months to allow coral damaged by bleaching to recover. Over 80% of the coral at each diving site had been damaged, National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department chief Sunan Arunnoparat said yesterday. Bleaching, or a whitening of coral

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Closing Thailand’s marine parks ‘won’t save coral’

The National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department will not close all the marine national parks along the Andaman Sea coast to save damaged coral reefs from bleaching. "Closing the marine national parks will not help the coral reefs recover from bleaching," the Department's directorgeneral Sunant Arunnopparat said. The Marine and Coastal

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