BANGKOK, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has closed some of its seven marine national parks to allow coral to recover from bleaching, according to Thai News Agency.

The ban, effective from Jan 21, imposed at the Thai dive sites, among those include Similan Islands National Park, the Surin Islands National Park, Fai Wap Bay, Eve of Eden, and Hin Klang Island.

In Krabi province, staffs of the Hat Noppharat Thara and Phi Phi Islands National Park have sealed off Hin Klang Island since there is a lot of young staghorn coral, as over 80 per cent of the coral has been damaged by climate change.

Read more: Thailand Closes Seven Dive Sites To Allow Coral Recover From Bleaching


Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has instructed the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning to revise the national climate change plan following criticism of the plan. Mr. Abhisit would like to see all stakeholders, from both the public and private sectors, take part in a redrafting of the plan to tackle climate change, said Nirawan Pipitsombat, acting chief of Onep's climate change coordinator office.

Read more: Thai PM requests new climate document


Award winning production group th1ng has directed and produced a short online film for Oxfam to raise awareness of its global work to help poor communities cope with climate change. The film shows how climate change affects people's daily lives and how simple and innovative solutions can help communities around the world to cope with the effects of climate change.

th1ng directors Alon Ziv and Shay Hamias worked directly with Oxfam to develop the script and bring ideas to life, and closely collaborated during the creative process. The result is an animated execution created in a uniquely organic style. The composition strongly draws on a handmade effect with its texture feeling earthy and a slightly crude design.

Read more: Climate Change: Innovative Solutions From Thailand


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