Puth Chim, a representative of an indigenous community, said they should be allowed to participate in protecting the forest.
what the people need most right now is a speedy return to their normal lives, before they were made to live in temporary housing with no income and no land suitable for agriculture.
With few nurseries, Myanmar’s wild (illegally picked) orchids find their way to China, Vietnam and Thailand which are now in an orchid frenzy as their middle and upper classes are growing.
The mining of sand from Myanmar’s rivers could be creating an environmental crisis with potentially serious consequences for the 34 million people who live in the Ayeyarwady River basin.
Water in many reservoirs in the northern, north-eastern and central regions has already nearly dried up, and the upper part of the country is expected to face a hotter and more arid summer.
Linking the Mekong Region’s heritage towns, many of them designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, has been on and off the table for decades.
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have developed agri-tourism models that have not only increased their incomes but also contributed to sustainable agriculture and rural development in the area.
Cambodian Youth Party president Pich Sros yesterday said ministries tasked with preventing deforestation have no regular preventive measures against the crime.