Member Type Country

Thailand

Details

Contact

Nalinee Thongtham
Marine Ecologist
Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
nalineeth@hotmail.com

Thamasak Yeemin
Lecturer, Coral Reef Biologist and Manager
Ramkhamhaeng University
thamasakyeemin@yahoo.com

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) plays a role in policy formation and planning, involving proposing laws and legislation. DMCR also enforces relevant laws to prevent damages and promote sustainable utilization. In addition to these responsibilities, DMCR also monitors and carries out research and development as well as conserves and rehabilitates coastal resources. Marine and Coastal Research and Development Institute is the organization working under DMCR, with responsibility specially on research implementation in the marine and coastal habitats such as coral reef, seagrass bed and mangrove. Results from research are used by the DMCR (or by other departments) for planning/management, such as proposing appropriate sites to protect marine and coastal resources.Related websites:

http://www.dmcr.go.th
Background Information

Surface of Coral Reefs: 240 km2This surface area is specific to coral reefs, not include water area surrounding the reefs.

Ramsar Sites

Sites with Coral Reefs: 4

Last Updated: 7 May 2020