29 Jan '11, 2pm

@AsiaTodayNews Coral crisis part of Thai national agenda: THAILAND - THE Department of National Pa... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Coral crisis part of Thai national agenda: THAILAND - THE Department of National Pa... - #Asia #News

Many diving sites at famous marine national parks in the Andaman Sea have been closed to tourists since Jan 21 after coral bleaching killed a large portion of reefs. -- PHOTO: AFP THAILAND - THE Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) is planning to make 'efforts against coralbleaching' a national agenda. 'We will seriously solve this problem,' Songtham Suksawang said on Friday in his capacity as the head of DNP nationalparks division. Many diving sites at famous marine national parks in the Andaman Sea have been closed to tourists since Jan 21 after coral bleaching killed a large portion of reefs. 'We will propose zoning for diving attractions,' Mr Songtham said. He added that admission fee hike and the ceiling on the number of tourists each day might also be used to protect the coral reefs. Mr Songtham was speaking during a brainstorming sessi...

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