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International Year of the Reef (IYOR)
Reef Watch Training at Chulabhorn

Reef Watch Training at Chulabhorn Underwater Park Conservation Centre, Southern Thailand

To mark the IYOR 2018, on  5th April 2018, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources organized a Reef Watch training session, one of the core activities of the Green Fins project, at the Chulabhorn Underwater Park Conservation Centre. Eighteen volunteer divers joined the event. These volunteers included environmental activists working for a Chulabhorn Underwater Park Conservation Centre project and student interns from Global Vision International (GVI). They learned general reef ecology and Reef Watch methodology in a lecture room and took part in field work. The data from the field work was submitted online (see results at http://www.greenfins-thailand.org/module.php?name=reefwatch&pg=result)