The tallest species of flying birds on earth, and Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap province used to be their top destination in the Mekong Delta.
Productivity may not last forever. In fact, delta farmers and other residents are already experiencing problems.
In its pollution fight, the Hanoi city council this month approved a ban on motorcycles by 2030, hoping to boost public transport, including a new train system.
With less than 30% of Greater Mekong’s forests remaining, new WWF report highlights efforts by people and communities trying to stop the devastation.
While construction is well underway villagers say, “We have received nothing so far… no official from any department has come to talk to us.”
The 131 approved businesses and industries for these zones are not “green, high-tech, and knowledge-based” as stated goals–they’re completely the opposite.
“The old option for rich nations to ship their waste halfway across the planet is disappearing.”
But the real game changer will be the Pan-Asia Railway Network, with separate routs via Vietnam and Cambodia, one through Laos and the third through Myanmar.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
The human rights footprint of Thais is on the rise–linking malpractice of businesses, environmental destructions and large displacements.