The Mekong Delta plans to grow this year’s winter – spring rice crop early since drought and saltwater intrusion are forecast to be severe in the dry season starting at the end of this year.
International backers are very concerned about the state of the Cambodian microfinance sector but are wary of taking action in case it affects microfinance sectors in other countries.
Experts believe only 250 dugongs are left in Thai waters.
One type of tree that contains safrole oil, used to make ecstasy, is protected under Cambodian law. Government and non-profit groups are working together to stop the illegal oil processing.
More than 46% of its people live and work on these vital resources and 80% of the population rely on them for food, but in the past 15 years half of Cambodia’s wetlands have been lost.
ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) has expressed its extreme concern over the effects of haze and its long-term implications to regional tourism if much stricter measures are not taken to ensure this does not recur.
Community-led forest patrols—focusing in particular on gibbons—are helping to ensure that illegal logging, hunting and agricultural encroachment are kept to a minimum.