A team of international and local scientists have announced the discovery of previously unknown species of freshwater mussels in Myanmar.
The two recent dugong deaths in Thailand were not the only ones recorded. Seven of these docile mammals were also found dead on Thai beaches, in the last two to three months.
Poorly enforced waste management norms and unsustainable practices in the tourism sector are among the major concerns.
In Sihanoukville the third coal plant is about to descend upon their neighbourhood. It will be shipped over 1,600 kilometres from Hunan.
Sixty per cent of plastic waste in the ocean can be traced to five countries in Southeast Asia.
This will become a means to eradicate single-use plastic bags and containers from disposal, as well as to establish an independent fund to rehabilitate Thai seas.
They are happy with the government’s decision to increase electricity generated by solar up to 20 percent of national output by 2023.
A new study released to coincide with CITES CoP18 finds hundreds of Helmeted and other hornbill parts and products offered for sale on Thai social media.
“Mariam’s death has created a social shock. She is now an icon for the dangers of ocean plastic waste,” marine scientist.
“We shouldn’t only give attention to cute animals – all species play an important role in the ecosystem…”