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.
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 01:00
Attempting to protect sea life, Hawaii bans popular sunscreen brands
Hawaii’s governor David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation banning the sale of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals that harm coral reefs, as reported by The Washington Post.
Tue, 29 May 2018 09:53
More coral reefs damaged by mass bleaching
More coral reefs in Thailand’s seas are suffering from mass bleaching as the result of continuous warm seawater.
Mon, 07 May 2018 16:37
Phuket coral given new life re-attachment project
A new approach to preserving coral reefs in Phuket province is being tried as the government involves businesses and private citizens in the task.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:17
Krabi residents agree with closure of Maya Bay to rehabilitate coral
An initial survey by a leading marine scientist found that most residents supported the closure of the popular Maya Bay in Krabi after more than 80 per cent of coral reefs in the area were damaged.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:00
Black wastewater leaks threaten to destroy restored Patong coral reefs
Phuket officials scramble to respond as ecosystem at iconic beach at risk.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01
TAT seeks China’s help to stop damage by Chinese tourists
Frequent cases of Chinese tourists damaging coral reefs and other fragile sea natural resources have prompted the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to seek help from its Chinese counterpart.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:00
Robot guard helps protect coral reefs
A SMALL yellow robot developed by Chinese technicians is safeguarding coral reefs in the South China Sea.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:30
Love in a tropical paradise
Nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, the 90 Villa adults-only Hurawalhi Maldives is purpose built for romance and is the perfect destination for Valentine's Day and unique proposals.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 01:00
Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia’s new tourism hope
A patchwork of white-sand beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia’s next tourism hotspot – but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:39
The ultimate in romantic retreats
Nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, the 90 Villa adults-only Hurawalhi Maldives is perfect for honeymoons (and subsequent anniversaries).
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:00
Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival
The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:00
Swimming with the sharks
A world-class site for scuba diving and snorkelling, the five-star Hurawalhi Island Resort in Maldives is home to the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll and a plethora of marine life.
Sat, 21 May 2016 01:00
About 70 per cent of reefs near Trang are hit by bleaching; giant clams to be moved
Serious coral bleaching has been found in Trang. Up to 70 per cent of coral reefs have been affected, so local officials have pledged to take action by closing all diving spots in the province.
Tue, 10 May 2016 15:34
Phi Phi park warns tourists against collecting coral reefs
The Noppharatthara Beach - Phi Phi Islands National Park ahs put up signs to warn tourists against collecting coral reefs or face a fine of Bt500.