In 2020, more than 2,600 cubic metres of illegally harvested wood and over 290 tonnes of illicit timber were seized, inspection authorities reported recently.
The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has earmarked nearly 19.3 trillion VND (838 million USD) to respond to river and coastal erosion by 2030, according to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Van Thieu.
The city is facing extreme weather more frequently, its flood mitigation responses have not kept pace, and a proposed sea dyke has sparked debate. The programme Insight finds out why the solutions will not be easy.
The Ministry of Environment has clarified that the five activists who were arrested by environmental officials in Kratie province on February 5 had illegally entered the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary located there.
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CPO1 Phitsanu was arrested on Friday by a park ranger unit at a hunting camp in Sai Yok district. Park officials found and seized carcasses of wild animals, including seven hornbills, along with several hunting tools and firearms.
Myanmar reiterated its plans to further reduce the country’s carbon emissions and to expand its renewable energy program during an international conference on February 4.
“I don’t think that going back to live in our ancestors’ habitat is something wrong. The Karen people have been tolerant in [being relocated]. It is their time [to receive] justice.”
“Wildlife need a quiet habitat free of snares, guns, chainsaws and other types of intrusion. They need a safe haven so that they can reproduce fast.”
They found that over the last century, 40 species had relocated to southern China, Laos and Myanmar — the area where genetic analysis suggests the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 first appeared.