• Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    Something stirs in the waters of Maya Bay. Has a Thai paradise been regained? 
    Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a “positive sign” of recovery six months after the closure of a tourist hot-spot made famous by the movie “The Beach”. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:30
    Blacktip reef shark found dead in bag at Maya Bay
    National park officers are investigating following the death of a blacktip reef shark found in a bag at Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Ley.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:15
    More blacktip reef sharks spotted at recovering Maya Bay
    At 8am on Sunday, Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park officials recorded a video clip of blacktip reef sharks near the shore at Maya Bay, National Park Management Division director Kamon Nuanyai said on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30
    Maya Bay recovering: biologist
    Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi is starting to recover after many blacktip reef sharks were seen swimming there on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    Corals in Maya Bay far from ready for tourism pressure, say experts
    THE CORALS at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explained as the reason for the indefinite closure of the bay.
    national
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    Leave Maya Bay alone: experts
    WARN OF ‘IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE’ AS TOUR OPERATORS LOBBY FOR ACCESS TO POPULAR BEACH DURING PEAK TOURIST SEASON
    national
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:10
    Krabi tourism operators appeal indefinite closure of Maya Bay
    Krabi Tourism Association president Wattana Rerngsamut is appealing the indefinite closure of popular destinations Maya Bay and nearby Loh Samah Bay in an order made on Tuesday by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).
    national
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    Maya Bay still off limits to tourists
    Tour operators fret over lost revenue as authorities seek proper rehabilitation.
    national
  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:15
    National park chief defends extended Maya Bay closure
    The one-month extension to the temporary closure of Maya Bay is to better allow the full recovery of coral reefs, mangrove forest and the general ecosystem, as well as to protect tourists from strong winds and high waves during the period, Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim said on Tuesday.
    national
  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bid to replant Maya Bay coral hit by monsoon
    EFFORTS to restore coral at Maya Bay have been hampered by a strong monsoon and rough sea conditions, resulting in the survival of only 10 per cent of replanted coral.
    national
  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:00
    Coral planted on closed Phi Phi
    As the famous Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi in Krabi’s Muang district is now closed for the four monsoon months until September 30 to allow nature to recover, officials on Thursday brought 400 coral pieces to be planted onto the degraded reef at the bay.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 03 Jun 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Saving paradises by going green
    Thailand’s renowned national parks phase in a green path to make tourism sustainable
    national
  • Sat, 02 Jun 2018 05:00
    Maya Bay closed for business as rehabilitation begins
    PARK RANGERS at the Nopparat Tara-Mu Ko Phi Phi marine national park have placed buoys outlining a no-access zone as part of a bid to rehabilitate the park’s world-renowned Maya Bay.
    national
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    Saving Maya Bay
    The island made famously by the movie "The Beach" is due to get a complete makeover as part of a new project designed to protect the environment and the ocean
    Thailand
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Radical step to revive Maya Bay
    THE DECISION TO CLOSE TOURISM MAGNET IS AIMED AT PRESERVING ITS ECO-SYSTEM
    national
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