Hope to initiate a regional framework on reducing the amount of ocean garbage.
Eyler new book notes that in the dry season of 2016, the Mekong dropped so low in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, that people could almost walk across it to Thailand.
Not only Thailand, but also other Asean member countries should cooperate with Laos to help the country transform its position from being landlocked to creating a land link within the region.
“We lost so much in the conflict. Now there is no more conflict, but we have lost our land, and we don’t know if we will ever get it back.”
Now the scientists suspect that the steady departure of bigwigs caused the water system to fall into disrepair and ultimately fail.
“Due to climate change, [mango] flowers were destroyed by too much rain and now there is drought coming. The ponds in some areas are slowly drying up.”
Thailand’s military government has bypassed many environmental protection regulations to push its flagship development project, bringing severe environmental and health impacts.
The Southeast Asian nation has emerged in recent years as a key transit hub for the multi-billion dollar illicit wildlife trade.