|Date: Friday, 19.04.2019, 22:35 | Message # 1
|According to scientists, it will take another 5 order of years to fully restore the ecology of the famous bay and beach of Phi Phi Lei Island. This news agency reported thailand-news.ru
Maya Bay, closed last year to restore corals and beaches, is likely to be closed to visitors for a long time. According to scientists, for the full restoration of the ecology of the area will need about 5 years.
Maya Bay Bay and Beach are located on Phi Phi Island between Krabi and Phuket.
Head of Phi Phi National Park Mr. Vorapot Lomlim
Koh Phi Phi-Lei's famous beach needs time to fully restore its ecology after many years of tourist violence. Maya Bay should remain closed until the full restoration of nature. “We expect it to take four to five years,” said Mr. Vorapot.
Since Maya Bay was closed almost a year ago, sea creatures such as reef sharks and ghost crabs returned to the island.
Initially, access to Maya Bay was closed for three months, but it soon became obvious that it would take much longer to restore the fragile environment of the bay. Officials said that up to 50 percent of the coral in the bay was dead.
Since the closure last year, 23 000 corals have been planted by maritime officials.
Maya Bay was closed for tourists 1 June last year.
The cove was first made famous by the Hollywood film 2000, The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film brought world fame and huge tourist popularity to a small island in the Andaman Sea. At its peak, Maya Bay, the most popular tourist attraction in the south of Thailand, hosted up to 5-6 000 tourists per day. Involuntarily, tourists stomped on the beach and surrounding areas, while the boats that brought them to the famous beach threw anchors across the board, destroying natural coral. About a year ago, scientists, environmentalists and the Government of Thailand decided to close the Maya Bay to restore the ecology of the bay.