Ethnic and indigenous people along the Salween River are ramping-up campaigns to halt dam building.
Over the past four years, along with his studies, Vũ has experimented and cultivated different types of organic rice and vegetables on a small farm of 4,500sq.m in Hòn Đất District, Kiên Giang Province.
International prices of rice have surged as droughts keep production low in key exporters Thailand and Vietnam, while panic buying amid the coronavirus pandemic is also tightening supply.
Forest activists claimed they had observed more cases of deforestation in the Prey Lang area than before the Covid-19 outbreak and have witnessed no crackdown by the relevant authorities.
Thailand’s Environment Minister has said foragers and arsonists are responsible for several forest fires in Northern Thailand. Saying Fires in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park were deliberately started to cause trouble.
Uneasiness and lack of capacity within the Myanmar government, as well as political sensitivities around Chinese investment, mean that this trend is likely to continue through at least November 2020.
In a significant step forward for nature and communities that depend on the mighty Mekong River, the Cambodian government has abandoned plans to build the Sambor hydropower dam.