Too many tourists, too many anchors too little awareness – all that leaves corals dying.
But the realization comes only slowly. According to a survey by a team from Kasetsart University’s Fisheries Faculty, among more than 300 citizens and tourism businesses, the overwhelming majority voted to close Maya Bay from June to October.
According to Dean Thon Thamrongnawasawat, the coral reefs off Maya Bay and Pileh Bay are 80 percent damaged.T he corals should recover urgently. At present, 200 boats a day could bring up to 4,000 tourists to Maya Beach. As a result of the onslaught of tourists, the sea was polluted, deposits settled on the corals and anchors eat through the coral body.
This will be monitored by the Save Nemo Foundation to document its success. Likewise, we are in close contact with the Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department to coordinate further steps and continue to set more moorings.