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Ratsada to create mangrove eco-tourism nature trails

Ratsada to create mangrove eco-tourism nature trails

PHUKET: Ratsada Mayor Nakarin Yosangrat has gained support to use one tract of 101 rai of natural forest and mangroves and another area covering 10 rai to use together as a protected nature reserve complete with nature trails as an eco-tourism attraction.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 23 June 2022, 05:44PM

The support for the ‘Ratsada Green in the City’ project (also called the ‘Ratsada Urban Forest Project’) came at a meeting at the Ratsada Municipality offices yesterday (June 22).

At the meeting the project gained the approval of the Phuket Mangrove Forest Resource Management Center, Phuket Rajabhat University and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.

The site for the natural forest recreational area is located in the Khlong Tha Chin - Bang Chee Lao area.

The DMCR will jointly carry out the construction of a recreation and learning centre and nature trails for mangrove ecosystems to support ecotourism.

Mayor Nakarin invited the participation of all government agencies, local private businesses and the public to support the project for “the continuing conservation and restoration of natural areas” on the island.

“The project is intended to preserve, protect and help restore the Tha Chin Canal - Bang Chee Lao mangrove forest, to keep the area fertilie and develop a learning centre and eco-tourism attraction about mangrove forest resources

“The project also aims to strengthen participation among all people to help support the local economy in a sustainable way by protecting our natural resources,” he said.

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Christy Sweet | 24 June 2022 - 10:01:20

'Eco-Tourism ' is BS. The flights, the taxis, the buses, the thousands, then millions of plastic containers for lunches, w bags, spoons straws, discarded wherever-  on and on. 'Eco..'- just another tactic to exploit the environment. 

JohnC | 24 June 2022 - 08:42:05

Better make sure to clean up all the trash and dead bodies first. The mangrove forests of Phuket seem to be a popular place for ... to throw their rubbish and get rid of troublesome problems.....

BigaAResort | 24 June 2022 - 07:29:17

for some 20 years (1995-2015 I used to sit on and off at my mooring in Chalong Bay and could watch the holes appearing in the mangrove to make place for  dinghy landing's for the private and commercial people who live just behind in there houses and have  business there.The mangroves where already protected in those day's I was told (through or not) they used chemicals to kill the mangrove...

Capricornball | 23 June 2022 - 18:08:44

Another good idea, but locals don't seem to be able to take care of nice things...kind of like in Saphan Hin where they built the nice walkways through the mangroves. I think they did a pretty nice job, but local people throw trash wherever they want all over the island, all day, every day, so now a walk in the park is diminished due to the mangroves splattered with trash.


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