Posted inStory / Cambodia

Cambodia creates ‘Maps of Hope’

Nearly 50 of Cambodia’s leading scientists and environmental policy experts are meeting with partners on the maps to locate where to protect, sustainably manage and restore nature to enable Cambodia to deliver on its strategic priorities around biodiversity, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.

Posted inVideo / Mekong

Mekong River dams cause foods and damages to farmers

Yanyong Srijaroen, WWF-Thailand Wetlands Project Manager stated that the operation of Chinese dams often involves the untimely and unexpected release of large amounts of water destroying the nests and eggs of young birds of the endangered species. Moreover, dams located at the source lead to salinization and the decline of fisheries, which affects the surrounding villages that depend on the river, as well as to its negative effects on crops because of the sediment that usually fertilizes crops at the top of the source.

Posted inStory / Vietnam

Vietnam takes action to clean out ocean environs

Vietnam is determined to reduce marine plastic litter by 50 per cent. The country also aims to collect 50 per cent of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, such as fishing nets, and to prevent the use of single-use plastics and non-biodegradable plastic bags in 80 per cent of coastal tourism areas, tourist attractions and accommodations, and other coastal tourism service areas.

Posted inOpinion / Thailand

Disparity worsens ocean pollution

Ocean plastic pollution is threatening humanity and Thailand cannot escape the blame as one of the world’s worst marine polluters. Although the government has pledged to tackle marine pollution, one thing is certain. Success is out of reach if the state authorities fail to engage local communities as equal partners.