The rivers are an ecological bounty in the Mekong watershed. But technical reviews pay little attention to environmental costs of dam building.
The move to import renewable energy is crucial in helping Singapore meet its climate goals. Currently, more than 95 per cent of energy in the Republic is generated from burning natural gas, a fossil fuel that releases planet-warming carbon dioxide when burned.
“We hope that this campaign will provide useful information and better options for Cambodian citizens, especially youth, to consider as they make choices that impact their environment. Taking the right actions today can lead to positive impacts in the future for Cambodia’s forests and wildlife. Keep the trees where they belong.”
Implementation of this project involved plastic footprint measurement training for members of the partner organizations and each partner organization conducting a survey of their plastic footprint to identify baseline plastic footprints and areas for action.
Two biosphere reserves Nui Chua in the central province of Ninh Thuan and Kon Ha Nung in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai have earned UNESCO recognition.
A Chinese firm’s plans to build a 100-meter-high Buddha statue in low-lying Vientiane encapsulate China’s outsized economic presence in Laos. It is to be featured in the 365-hectare Chinese-built SEZ, in which it is planning to build residential buildings, hotels, offices, restaurants, public parks, and other facilities.
Hoan said the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the lack of connectivity between the 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region. They should be considered and treated as a single economic entity, but we are treating these provinces and cities like 13 separate subjects.
Doi Chiang Dao is located in Ban Pang Ma-O in Chiang Dao district which is part of the upper Ping River basin where its ecosystem has been protected by the Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary for four decades. The area is also diverse in ethnic groups with Tai Yai, Hmong, Lahu, Lishu and Paganyaw, including Lanna culture.
The research team deployed 174 cameras in the forests and mountain slopes and interviewed local villagers, detecting 40 large mammal species overall.