DMCR NEWS

International Year of the Reef (IYOR)
Green Fins Joined the Tao Island
Green Fins Joined the Tao Island Tourism Opening Festival, Southern Thailand

During the period of 8-10 March 2018, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) joined the Tourism Opening Festival at Tao Island, located in the Gulf of Thailand. This event was held by local governmental organizations in collaboration with local environmental activists/clubs. On the first day, a healthy green turtle which had been healed after injury was released back into the sea. On the last 2 days, the event featured an exhibition of environmental conservation issues. Green Fins also exhibited its system of reef conservation via environmentally friendly diving tour operators. IYOR 2018 was publicized during the event. Reef Watch training was also given, with the participation of 30 divers. The Reef Watch results were submitted online (see results at http://www.greenfins-thailand.org/module.php?name=reefwatch&pg=result )