Could the illegal wildlife trade in the hotspot of Vietnam come back stronger after Covid-19? Reporters from Environment Reporting Collective and Media Development Initiative in Vietnam spoke with traffickers throughout 2020 and 2021 and analysed 10 years’ worth of data to find out.
This final part of the two-episode series explores people affected by dam projects along the Mekong who have joined hands to push for change
This two-part series explores people living along the Mekong and its tributaries who have embarked on a crusade to save their source of life and livelihoods
Ill-conceived tourism policies are eroding away Vietnam’s robust socio-economic relationship with the sea, and compromising holistic commercial opportunities that could benefit the country’s development for generations to come.
No matter how big the state’s cleanup effort now, it cannot take the waterway back to its prior unspoiled state, though a polluter-pays policy would have helped
Long-running environmental saga no closer to a happy resolution
Raiwan Anan-uea, 48, recalls a simple and happy adolescence in the district of Rasi Salai, where a dozen villages shared the abundant resources available in this remote corner of Isan (north-eastern) Thailand. “All year round we could grow rice, beans, cucumbers and potatoes. We could pick bamboo, catch catfish and water snails, cultivate honey, graze […]
Industrial maize farming in Myanmar’s Shan State is devastating families and landscapes as well as fuelling ever-increasing levels of transboundary haze, generating urgent calls for serious changes to animal feed supply chains.
Apart from being a source of transboundary haze, poorly regulated contract farming is trapping the small farmers of Myanmar’s Shan State in a cycle of overwhelming debt, land dispossession and environmental degradation.
Diversified farming systems and agrobiodiversity are essential in defending food security and coping with climate crisis. But both are being undermined in Myanmar’s Shan State, where the industrial maize industry is making local farmers more vulnerable to climate change.