Thursday, 23 January 2014

Phi Phi Paradise

I´ve written another article about diving and coral reef conservation issues in Habitat, the e-magazine of the Danish Zoological Society. This time it about the paradise of the Phi Phi islands, where I have spent quite some hours underwater working as a Dive Master in 2008.

A paradise like Phi Phi attracts gazillions of backpackers, party animals not to mention divers. Locals are able to make money on their small businesses, new hotels and guesthouses are shooting up everywhere and dive-operators want a bite of the cake as well. However, it all comes at a price, and the absence of governmental intervention in protecting the ecosystem is detrimental for the fragile coral reef and its inhabitants
Find the article on page 40 - Sorry to all you who do not speak Danish! (but there are some nice pics ;)

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