National park officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seek ways to protect ecosystem

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Krabi – Wildlife conservation officials joined architects in visiting Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park in Krabi province this week to seek ways to protect and preserve marine and coastal resources at the popular tourist site.

The Director-General of the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Thanya Nethithammakul, said his department has ordered a temporary closure of Maya Bay from June to September this year, to allow its marine ecological system to revive after having been adversely affected by tourism.

In addition, the officials and architects inspected Loh Samah Bay, where a pier will be built. Buoys will also be installed to prevent boats from docking on beach areas, as some corals have been damaged by anchors.