If we are to successfully secure both the livelihoods of local people and the future of endangered species, then it is essential conservation is reconciled with development.
By enacting measures to preserve natural and heritage sites, Thailand is stepping up efforts to protect its visitor attractions and promote sustainable tourism,
Construction of hydropower plants along rivers was blocking the flow, causing water shortages for people living downstream.
Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province.
But it’s Thailand that is breaking new, treacherous ground by becoming the first big country to get old before it’s had a chance to become prosperous.
What we need now is expressways, which, with strong determination and swift actions, we can basically complete in around 10 or 15 years.
The lack of rain has delayed rice production in the country’s 800,000 hectares of wet-season rice fields, with transplantation only 40 percent completed.
Scientists and people living along the river fear the impact of the worst drought in years has been exacerbated by upstream dams raising the prospect of irreversible change on the river that supports one of Southeast Asia’s most important rice-growing regions.