Marine debris is waste created by humans; such as, plastic bag and bottle, can, metal, glass, and foam container, which is directly or indirectly carried into the ocean and washed ashore. The debris become mobile once it is waterborne and follows the flow of the currents, which allows it to travel very far and for many years. The impact of the marine debris is tremendous as the chemicals pollute the water, and animals may have been killed by being trapped in or consuming the debris. The awareness of the environmental impact is crucial in order to conserve the ecosystem and protect the marine life, as well as prevent people from getting injured.
The marine debris is found washed up on the beach everywhere in the world including Ko Ra. As the island is less-populated and less-frequented by tourists than other islands, volunteers play an important role in helping to remove the rubbish to keep the b
Ko Ra is endowed with a variety of flora and fauna in which volunteers, especially botanists and ornithologists, can help observe, identify and document the plant and bird species. The data collected are compiled for database purposes for future studies a
Remark: The above programme is only an example of what is to be expected and is subject to change, depending on the weather conditions and other circumstances.