China has declared a 60-kilometre section of Mekong River off-limits to all types of boats indefinitely while rock blasting is undertaken to widen the channel for commercial shipping operations.
Attitudes are slowly changing, demand for ivory products among Chinese tourists remains high and Thailand remains the world’s top producer of ivory products.
Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation director Chea Hean requested Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang to take back 243ha of land in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary as state property.
The 10-year project covers 16,714 acres of the agro-forest farming which will promote the lives of people living their earning by slash-and-burn farming, and 770,332 acres of local community-owned forest plantation.
The €2 million of additional funding is to enhance transnational water resource cooperation and support, and assist in efforts to monitor the transnational environmental impact of dams.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation travels to Cambodia to speak with local fishermen about the declining fish population and its effect on their health
How this Thai paradise island wrecked by tourism has staged an incredible recovery in marine life