The reversal was the result of a joint effort by a Thai animal-feed producer, a group of herbicide producers, and two political parties in collusion with US entities.
The statement was endorsed by Australia, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and the World Bank Group.
In Thailand, one of the supply nations of the otters, unauthorized trading and possession of the fish-eating mammals is banned, but demand for them as pets remains strong.
A 69-year-old Lao man who was detained two months ago for refusing to give up land that had been in his family since 1965
The new National Committee on Hazardous Substances on Wednesday decided to lift the scheduled ban on the herbicide glyphosate and delay the ban on the herbicide paraquat and pesticide chlorpyrifos for six months.
There are three critically endangered species of vultures in Myanmar. In neighboring countries they are inadvertently poisoned by anti-inflammatory drugs found in livestock carcasses on which they feed.