Results show mangrove protection initiatives need to consider sustained sediment supply as a key parameter.
Thailand was ranked 19th. Other Mekong countries: Vietnam 54th, Myanmar 110th, Laos 111th and Cambodia 112th
Speaker of Arakan State parliament U San Kyaw Hla told officials from the company on 26 June that Arakan State is in a strategic location in regard to geopolitics, both eastern and western countries are interested in the undertaking but they need to cooperate with local people and give priority to the interests of local residents when it comes to decision making.
A “one-sided decision. They seized our lands and they also destroyed all the crops on the farm.”
“So far, we’ve discovered that some small dams are not up to standards. They don’t have the [necessary] consultants and insurance [in place].”
China, Japan and India are aggressively backing new port projects in Myanmar, seeking to gain a foothold on the coastline of the geographically prized nation.
A decade of large scale mining has left the region and its people utterly scarred due to environmental degradation and mining disasters.
Dugongs are listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union of Conservation for Nature, signaling that they are at high risk of extinction in the wild.