• Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:00
    Volunteer divers needed for Maya Bay reef restoration
    The coral reef restoration project at still-closed Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley needs more volunteer divers.
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  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:21
    Investigation ordered into video showing tourist boat dropping anchor on reef 
    The chief of Mu Koh Lanta National Park in Krabi province has ordered an investigation into a video clip widely shared on social network that showed a tourist boat dropping anchor on to a coral reef near Koh Ngai.
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:11
    Apollo Thailand marks 50th year by joining effort to save seas
    Apollo (Thailand) Co Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of Idemitsu- and Daphne-brand lubricant oils, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, recently signed an agreement on a Sustainable Ocean Ambassador (SOA) partnership to save reefs and marine life.
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  • Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:30
    Blacktip reef sharks found outside Phuket seafood restaurant
    There are now two places where you can reliably see blacktip reef sharks – off the shores of Maya Bay, and hanging in front of a restaurant in Karon.
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  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:15
    Maya Bay boundary installed to block tourist access
    Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim on Wednesday said officials installed tiny boundary buoys and red flags to warn tourists not to swim into Maya Bay, which has been closed indefinitely to allow a full recovery of the coral reef, mangrove forest and general ecosystem.
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  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:00
    Can the reef live on?
    Surviving bleached barrier coral "more resilient to heat", experts find
  • 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”. 
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:32
    Asian markets suffer bloodletting on trade, geopolitical fears
    Asian markets went into freefall Thursday, tracking a plunge on Wall Street, with trading floors awash with negativity on geopolitical concerns and following weak US economic and earnings data.
  • Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:00
    Illegal fishing key threat to reefs
    THOUGH EXCESSIVE tourism has garnered recent headlines over threats to the health of Thailand’s diverse saltwater seas, illegal fishing presents another big challenge to preserving their rich natural resources.
  • 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.
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  • Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:12
    Philippines’s Sharifa Akeel crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2018
    Philippines’ Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel won the 50th Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 held at the New Performing Arts Theater on Thursday.
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  • 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.
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 09:27
    China permanently stations rescue ship in Spratlys
    MILITARY OUTPOST This latest surveillance photo shows China's military outpost on Zamora Reef is almost finished. CNBC has reported that China has deployed antishipmissiles and surface-to-air missile systems on Zamora and two other Philippine-claimed reefs.
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