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Current Environment News Relating to the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand



Published: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 21:43:49 +0000

 



South China Sea Seagrass Publications

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 01:17:16 +0000

The UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project has published a series of technical reports on seagrass in the South China Sea. The first reviews the progress and achievements of the seagrass habitat demonstration sites at Hepu in China; Kampot in Cambodia; Bolinao in the Philippines; and East Bintan in Indonesia. The publication is entitled Seagrass Demonstration [...]



South China Sea Coral Reefs Publications

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 03:45:10 +0000

The UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project has published a series of technical reports on coral reefs in the South China Sea. The first reviews the progress and achievements of the coral reef habitat demonstration sites at Masinlic in the Philippines; Phu Quoc in Vietnam; Mu Koh Chang in Thailand; Belitung in Indonesia; and Ninh Hai [...]



South China Sea Mangrove Publications

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 04:08:38 +0000

The UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project has published a series of technical reports on mangroves in the South China Sea. The first reviews the progress and achievements of the mangrove habitat demonstration sites at Fanchenggang in China; Batu Ampar in Indonesia; the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia; and Trat in Thailand. The publication is [...]



South China Sea on Google Earth

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:20:59 +0000

A layer for the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project has recently been added to Google Earth. This new feature of UNEPSCS.org can be accessed by visiting the Google Earth Outreach Showcase and was reviewed by Phil Verney of Google Earth’s Community Development Team on the Google Earth Latlong Blog. Click here to learn more about [...]



King of Thailand Urges Response to Gulf of Thailand Erosion

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 09:21:58 +0000

Several Thai provinces bordering the Gulf of Thailand were declared disaster zones last month after monsoon waves hit coastal areas. Waves were as high as 4 metres in some areas and caused substantial damage to the Gulf of Thailand coast, particularly in areas of Songkhla, Surat Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Many homes were damaged [...]



On-Going Coastal Erosion Problems at Tanjung Piai, Malaysia

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:01:36 +0000

Tanjung Piai in Johor Baru, the southernmost point of Peninsular Malaysia and mainland Asia, continues to be threatened from severe coastal erosion. The erosion is caused by the large waves created by an increasing number of vessels utilising the Straits of Malacca and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, and is most prevalent in areas of [...]



Algal Bloom Threatens Sabah Aquaculture Ventures

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:41:44 +0000

A large bloom of the toxic dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium polykrikoides, is currently threatening aquaculture ventures off the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia. One fish farm in the Gaya area has reported fish kills, and a recent analysis of water samples collected in the area show a concentration of 4,500 C. polykrikoides cells per litre of water. [...]



Coastal Waters Assessment in China

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:13:42 +0000

A recent assessment of China’s coast by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) highlighted that fewer than half of China’s coastal water areas can be classified as being “clean”, and noted that this situation appears to be worsening. SOA reported further that the ecosystems in most bays, river mouths, and coastal wetlands were “unhealthy” due mainly [...]



Aquaculture and the Environment in Vietnam

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 03:29:09 +0000

Guidelines for the environmental management of aquaculture investments in Vietnam have been recently made available by Vietnam’s Ministry of Fisheries and the World Bank. The guidelines provide an analysis of the impacts on the environment and risks associated with aquaculture development in Vietnam and guidance on better environmental management and monitoring for its future development [...]



Artificial Coral Reefs for the Gulf of Thailand

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 10:43:36 +0000

According to the New Straits Times, RM10 million will be spent to establish artificial coral reefs off Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia during 2007. It is intended that these coral reefs will improve coastal fisheries for fishing communities already suffering the effects of over-fishing in the Gulf of Thailand. State Agriculture and Rural Development committee chairman Datuk [...]