Andaman Discoveries Blog
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Andaman Eco Discoveries: Staff observe rare water lily
|The rare lab phrung tan water lily in Klong Nakha.|
Unfortunately, soil removal for construction and attempts at erosion control now threaten the flower. Locals also gather the bulbs for use in aquariums, although the extent of this harvesting is unclear. Recognizing the imminent threat to the water lily, a local group called “Friends of Nature” was formed to protect Klong Nakha through conservation, education, and sustainable income to villagers. Andaman Discoveries is proud to help support this cause through responsible tourism.
The bamboo rafting and lily observation activity is available to guests on a seasonal basis. Please contact us for more details.
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