Southeast Asia is particularly vulnerable, with parts of Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok to slip underwater by 2050. Meanwhile, millions of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta could be forced to flee
In Cambodia today, with extreme weather a yearly reality and the environmental tipping point drawing ever closer, the situation is showing few signs of improvement
Locals protest for closure of Ayutthaya smelting plant
“Drought has come earlier this year,” said Surapong Sarapa, a forecasting official. This “is affecting both water for agriculture as well as for drinking. More parts of the country than in the past could be impacted.”
“We want to set up solar power plants in many locations. We believe solar power will provide lower prices. As EdC director, I do not want to see the Mekong River a part of hydropower [production].”
Six dolphins were reported to have died last year – the highest number when compared to previous years. In 2017, only two Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River had died while 10 were born.
Recent cross-border cooperation workshop in which members of the Provincial Wildlife Enforcement Networks (P-WENs) from five provinces in the Golden Triangle area of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.