Vũ Hùng penned 50 years ago, “Nowadays, humans chop down forests and hunt wild animals to benefit their capital need. If it doesn’t stop, it’s going to be destructive for all of us.”
Community forestry strengthens community land rights, develops local livelihoods, and conserves precious ecosystems.
The Mekong Delta ie experiencing a massive environmental disaster already for a region that has been teeming with plants, fish and wildlife for thousands of years.
With help from American researchers, they’re growing nutritious crops that boost their income.
Thailand is now among the world’s biggest contributors of ocean plastic waste. The plastic waste is destroying marine life, the ocean’s ecosystems, and the country’s food security.
The MRC has no control over China’s dams nor those in Laos. China’s LMC framework seems divorced from the problems its dams are causing. So there seems every reason to hold a gloomy view of the Mekong’s future.
Many scientists argue that the world is on a worst-scenario track, on par or exceeding the target of a global 1.5 degree Celsius rise.