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What to do about too many "ignorant" foreign tourists spoiling Thailand's marine life?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

A meeting suggested the following short and long term measures:

 

* An E-ticket system of advance booking so that visits could be spread out

 

* A ban on visits to just one place - visits should be spread out to several islands and beaches so that all could take the strain

 

* Better daily scheduling of visits to places so that overcrowding is limited

 

* Operators and guides should train the tourists in appropriate behavior when down at the beach or snorkeling

 

* Closure of certain areas at certain times of the year to help the environment recover.

Sarcasm aside (my previous post), that all sounds like a very good strategy. 

 

Now, do it. 

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Yeah.. ignorant tourists but ka-ching! ka-ching! ka-ching!

 

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1 hour ago, BobbyL said:

and ignorant fishing vessels

Please explain what you mean because I don't know what an "...ignorant fishing vessel..." is, and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist.

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2 minutes ago, wotsdermatter said:

Please explain what you mean because I don't know what an "...ignorant fishing vessel..." is, and I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist.

:shock1:

 

Neither do I. I must have meant to write 'fishermen'. 

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24 minutes ago, boomerangutang said:

 

 

If anyone wants to talk about possibly setting up a reserve to keep the last remaining Thai dugongs from getting killed, feel free to post a message to me.

Contact the National Park in Trang, there is a big area closed for public with Dugongs. The population is growing ,last year over 150 species, News reports about a Dugong in the Andaman Sea are rear, I think because they don't like to leave their protected area.

In several parks there are Turtle programs, where eggs are taken care of and yearly there are release programs with these turtles.

 

 

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3 hours ago, ezflip said:

Problem: Too many tourists

Solution: Limit the numbers of tourists

THAI solution: Charge more!

 

What problem?

If you charge more won't that limit the number of tourists?

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4 hours ago, JAG said:

Perhaps the first step would be to restrain the ignorant indigenous tour operators from encouraging/selling activities which damage the environment?

Exactly, if serious, limit number of passengers on boats & limit number of boats in the locations?? Know, won't happen.... but better policing & prosecutions of tour operators....Hahaha!! 

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Just build a huge seawater pool, dump a load of fish and coral in it and let them dive there so they don't have to go on those very dangerous thai boats.

 

 

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