Krabi to list three national parks as World Natural Heritage

July 12th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Deputy Governor of Krabi, Mr. Chailert Phinyorattanachote (ชัยเลิศ ภิญโญรัตนโชติ), says the province is conducting a public hearing in preparation for a bid to list three national parks in Krabi as a World Natural Heritage site.

The three national parks include the Nopparat Thara (นพรัตน์ธารา) Beach - Phi Phi Islands, the Lanta Islands, and Tharnbokkhorani (ธารโบกขรณี). The governor says Faculty of Sciences, Prince of Songkhla University, is studying the three national parks which have outstanding geographical and biological features as well as natural beauty.

Meanwhile, the chief of a project on Andaman Sea conservation, Mr. Sakanant Plathong (ศักดิ์อนันต์ ปลาทอง), says there are 17 national parks in the five Andaman coastal provinces including Ranong, Phamgnga, Phuket, Krabi, and Trang and a hunting prohibition area in Satun province. He says these places are also qualified to be World Natural Heritage sites.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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