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VIETNAM: Phu Quoc Island: Trouble in Paradise

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, government, development, ethics, politics, world, society, news, habitat, habitatdestruction )

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Local communities rely heavily on the ocean to provide food, but it is becoming increasingly polluted.

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Edo R. (71)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:41 am
Thanks for sharing and caring, Cal!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:50 am
Sadly noted.

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:31 am

Gene Jacobson (268)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:30 am
"While Phu Quoc’s descent is by no means set in stone, it will take serious efforts to ensure the island retains its charm. Sadly for wildlife and locals who don’t have a voice, here, as in most parts of the world, money talks."

Like everywhere else. Those azure waters are going to last long. Not with the detritus already floating in them and the complete lack of concern visible for preserving the pristine and unique beauty of this island paradise. Jone Mitchell knew forty years ago what humanity does with paradise, pave it over and put up a parking lot.

Mael van der Vliet (25)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:04 am
Thank you ! :)

Carol H. (229)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:53 am
sadly noted, thanks Cal

pam w. (138)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:04 am
Go to Thailand and see trash-filled canals, stinking drinking water and rapidly-disappearing forests.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:01 pm
I know this from someone who lives in Bangkok and goes to Vietnam regularly. Used to be such pristine waters...

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:48 pm
What a mess humans are making of this planet its so sad when you see how beautiful it can be

noted thanks

Frances Darcy (231)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:44 am

John Gregoire (282)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:49 am
too many humans!

Karena N. (14)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:27 am
Signed and noted

Karena N. (14)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:28 am
Ahh.. no petition =\ just noted i guess

Tim C. (2412)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:53 am

janet f. (29)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:42 pm
It is just terrible what's being done to this planet.

John D. (44)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:51 pm
Another example of man and his infinite wisdom...

Muriel Servaege (55)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:55 pm
Sadly noted. Thank you for sharing, Cal.

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:25 pm
Terrible! Only because of us there is another paradise gone.

Dianne D. (475)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:33 pm
We need to pressure the governments to start cleaning up the oceans, land and air, but I don't think it will happen. The Bible has prophesized that at the end of times, the oceans will all be dead. It's happening all over the world. There is a huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and this was before the oil spill. There is another one off the coast of Oregon.

marie T. (164)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:13 pm
Not much point petitioning no one would read it

Shera A. (2)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:39 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:03 pm
Read with a heavy heart........

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:16 pm
Such sad news. I wish I could make these polluters (both humans and corporations) understand what they are doing and put an end to it everywhere. Thanks Cal

Lona Goudswaard (81)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 5:30 am
Phu Quoc' descent may not be set in stone, but when the decline becomes noticeable to tourists and they stay away, big money will only move elsewhere and start again, leaving the locals with a crashing economy and unable to return to their original way of life because the sea is virtually dead. And with global warming there's little hope of the environment bouncing back soon, global warming itself is threat enough without the pollution of mass tourism.

Unless authorities wake up there's another paradise lost.

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:11 am
Alas, a similar story the world over...
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