Friday, 24 June 2011

Conservation in Thailand

Most people know that overfishing is a global problem, and Thailand is in no way exempt. Thai fisherman petitioned for help to solve the overfishing problem, and Her Majesty, the Queen of Thailand responded by commissioning the dumping of 25 old tanks, 198 old garbage trucks and 273 old train cars to create artificial reefs to encourage the increase of fish stocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6zAZ-nHQuo&feature=player_embedded

The Thai Government has come under attack for not responding fast enough to the problems Thailand faced after last years bleaching incident which effected about 80% of the corals around the country. Measures have not been able to be put in place due to funds not forthcoming which in some areas has caused the problems to worsen. Luckily for us on Koh Lanta, Koh Haa and Hin Deang/ Hin Muang, have been mentioned as a few of the places which stand a good chance of recovering from last years high sea temperatures.
http://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/2011/06/thailand-slow-action-to-save-coral.html