Loss of mangrove forests, impacts of climate change and upstream hydropower dams blocking much of the sediment that once reached the Delta is a disaster in the making.
Delegates attending the Asia-Pacific Conference on Early Childhood Development on Wednesday in HÀ Nội made the grim warning.
“We did not give them permission for this factory from the start,” the environmental official said.
The demand for fuelwood including firewood and charcoal has increased in Cambodia: Annual use is reaching 6 million tons, which is equivalent to the loss of more than 70,000 hectares of forest.
”We want to the Chinese side to sign an agreement that they won’t come in here to continue clearing, as we are concerned for the loss of the lake and the fish in the shelter.”
The government will establish the first wildlife conservation college for forest rangers in a bid to strengthen its campaign to protect and conserve the country’s wildlife and biodiversity.
Thailand will be applying Hokkaido’s development of technology for the farm and tourism sectors to upgrade Thailand’s community-based tourism and tackle poverty among farmers.