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Court rules that National Park can limit numbers to Similan Islands

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Court rules that National Park can limit numbers to Similan Islands

By The Thaiger

 

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The Similan Islands national park will now be able to limit the number of visitors as a means to prevent ongoing environmental damage. This decision from the Supreme Administrative Court this week, overturning an earlier ruling from the Phuket Administrative Court.

 

The Similan Islands are a popular diving spot in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Khao Lak.

 

The ruling reverses an order of the local provincial Court last year which said a plan to limit numbers by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, was not legal.

 

Full Story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phang-nga/court-rules-that-national-park-can-limit-numbers-to-similan-islands

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 8:34 AM, Krabi King said:

I have been diving at the Similan Islands extensively during 2003-2004. I went back 2 years ago and was shocked by the difference. Very little fish and dying reefs is what is left. 

How can you not want to protect this area? Of course... $$$

That’s the last time I went diving there. Thanks for the warning...I guessed as much.

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Was alone at this bay on Similan No. 8 island many times in the mid 80' with my boat, a magical place. So sad the Thais have to <deleted> up every beautiful place they got in their country.

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