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Tham Luang forest closed  indefinitely due to heavy damage

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1 hour ago, jenny2017 said:

Mr Tunya Nititham, director-general of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said today the Tham Luang cave which was the central point of the rescue operations had sustained extensive damages which could not be assessed yet because the cave is now fully flooded up to its entrance

 

   How can you talk about extensive damages if the cave couldn't be assessed yet? 

Agreed, but not a bad idea to close it until it CAN be assessed when the rainy season ends, say November?

By that time, human nature being what it is, the world at large will have forgotten about the whole episode, leaving the professionals to make clear decisions. Meanwhile, if any serious damage has been (accidentally) done during the rescue, nature will have taken its course. For example, if there are collapses in the cave or even at the entrance, it really won't matter if there is nobody inside.

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12 hours ago, Radar501 said:

With the inevitable influx of rubber neckers and opportunists wanting a piece of the cave's new-found celebrity status, I fear the park will forever suffer from over-tredding and over-consumption.

 

The title 'Eco Tourism' can be such an oxymoron.  Individuals who flock to such places for the natural beauty often contribute to the erosion of the very thing they seek.

This may be the best reason for closing the forrest for the time being. Interest will fade after some time and although there will likely still be some people coming to claim their souvenir the numbers should be greatly reduced if a buffer period is put in place by the closure. 

 

So both the boys and the forrest will benefit by quickly returning to normalcy. This is a feel good story but is time for the final chapters to be written as the boys are released from the hospital and reintegrate into the society from which they emerged into celebrity.

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18 hours ago, jenny2017 said:

How can you talk about extensive damages if the cave couldn't be assessed yet? 

Sounds like what someone might write if they were putting in a claim for expenses. 

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3 minutes ago, lamyai3 said:

Sounds like what someone might write if they were putting in a claim for expenses. 

Well no doubt there will have to be a budget established... 

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