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Coral bleaching events in Thailand

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Not the best of sources (Thaiger is a repost rag), but still interesting info


The Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation (DNP) implemented indefinite closures at marine attractions in 12 national parks in Thailand to allow coral reefs to recover from bleaching.

To prevent further damage and allow for recovery, the DNP has closed marine attractions in 12 national parks until further notice. Human activity can disturb and hinder the coral’s recovery process. The closures affect the following national parks:


  • Mu Koh Chang National Park (Trat)
  • Khao Laem Ya-Samet National Park (Rayong)
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park (Prachuap Khiri Khan)
  • Hat Wanakon National Park (Prachuap Khiri Khan)
  • Mu Koh Chumphon National Park (Chumphon)
  • Hat Khanom-Mu Koh Thalay Tai National Park (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani)
  • Mu Koh Surin National Park (Phang Nga)
  • Sirinat National Park (Phuket)
  • Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga)
  • Than Bok Khorani National Park (Krabi)
  • Nopparat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park (Krabi)
  • Mu Koh Lanta National Park (Krabi)

Three additional locations are under special surveillance due to severe coral bleaching including:

  • Koh Jan in the Hat Wanakon National Park in Prachuap Kiri Khan
  • Koh Pling in Sirinat National Park in Phuket
  • Mu Koh Chumphon National Park in Chumphon
  • Koh Khram
  • Koh Ngam Noi
  • Koh Ngam Yai


See also:



Phang Nga's Similan Islands NMP, badly hit in the 2010 bleaching event (some famous sites, like East of Eden, are closed to this day for "recovery and monitoring"). has already entered its yearly closure period.
More info on the 2010 bleaching event here:

Edited by bghazzal
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