“We lost so much in the conflict. Now there is no more conflict, but we have lost our land, and we don’t know if we will ever get it back.”
Now the scientists suspect that the steady departure of bigwigs caused the water system to fall into disrepair and ultimately fail.
“Due to climate change, [mango] flowers were destroyed by too much rain and now there is drought coming. The ponds in some areas are slowly drying up.”
Thailand’s military government has bypassed many environmental protection regulations to push its flagship development project, bringing severe environmental and health impacts.
The Southeast Asian nation has emerged in recent years as a key transit hub for the multi-billion dollar illicit wildlife trade.
Environment Ministry must environmental impact assessment reports due to a lack of public information on whether or not companies comply with their findings.
The autocratisation of the Mekong region has significant implications at a time when its giant neighbour China continues a long march to the south.