High-speed boats posing threat to Langkawi's Geopark status, says Lada

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Jul 2015

LANGKAWI: Boats travelling at high speeds are posing a threat to Langkawi maintaining its UNESCO Geopark status, said the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada).

Its chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said the waves created by these vessels could ruin the beaches and mangrove swamps - among the unique natural elements of the Langkawi archipelago that earned it the Geopark status from the Paris-based UNESCO on June 1, 2007.

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