Large-scale plantations have resulted in Cambodia exhibiting one of the world’s highest rates of deforestation. The major driver of forest policy during the 1990s, and now, concerns elites who deploy the state to manage and exploit Cambodia’s natural resources.
National park could help save the headwaters of the Tibetan plateau that are evaporating because of climate change, says Chinese geologist Yang Yong
The Mekong Eye had a rare opportunity to visit the Xayaburi dam. This photo essay shows its progress.
What happens when the change in work comes about due to more major livelihood changes that transform the gender dynamics of work and decision-making in whole communities?
Following their visit to Dawei, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) will is invite members from Thai companies – Myanmar Pongpipat company and Italian-Thai Development company – to discuss the community’s recommendations.
Plans to dam the Lancang River, China’s stretch of the Mekong, will have impacts far beyond China’s borders.
“Hydropower development does not kill the Mekong river.” Those words are what Mr Pham Tuan Phan, MRC’s CEO, said to media on the sidelines of a stakeholder forum for the Pak Beng hydropower project . A freelance correspondent for The Mekong Eye interviewed Mr. Pham.
Surveys in Myanmar found at least 31 mammals including tigers, leopards and Asian Elephants. 17 of the 31 are categorised as Near Threatened, Vulnerable or Endangered
20 million Vietnamese watch the dramatic change in the flow of water and sediment levels threatening their fish stocks and aquaculture. Clearly, China’s upstream dams are contributing to the ecological threats in the delta.
COMMUNITY groups in Thailand and Myanmar have urged protection of human rights and prevention of environmental impacts – after Thai entrepreneurs were reported to have carried out abusive and environmentally damaging acts in neighbouring countries.