The Siamese crocodile once lived in Southeast Asian freshwater rivers from Indonesia to Myanmar. But now, fewer than 1000 breeding individuals remain.
Climate change is causing both excessive rainfall and prolonged drought, and the Irawaddy River, Myanmar’s lifeline, is increasingly bursting its banks. With disastrous consequences.
Even if the survivors agree to take the paltry compensation package there still is not any indication of when they will receive the funds they desperately need.
The Director-general of Electricite du Cambodge does not want to see the proposed Mekong River mainstream hydropower projects of Sambor and Stung Treng as part of the energy mix going forward.
Renewable energy will allow it to feed its growing demand for power in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner, while also allowing for greater autonomy over its national infrastructure.
The special operation against illegal fishing off Ranong province is in line with the government’s policy to meet an ASEAN position on the issue.
“Destroying the vehicles used in forestry crimes is not a good plan. It shows that government officers have opted for violence as a part of law enforcement.”