While hunting is a historic practice in Southeast Asia, rising commercial pressure and cheaper poaching methods are emptying forests faster than they can replenish, hurting human and forest health.
Villagers appreciate that the PFES program helps to restore forests. However, they are disappointed that its objective of lifting people out of poverty is still far from being realized.
Stung Treng provincial authorities on Friday ordered a crackdown on more than 200 families who had burned forests illegally, urging them to put an end to all illegal land clearing activities.
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
With less than 30% of Greater Mekong’s forests remaining, new WWF report highlights efforts by people and communities trying to stop the devastation.
MRC and JICA launch joint study on forest conservation and river basin management for environmental conservation in the Lower Mekong.
The Mekong Subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. How to reverse course?
Up to 2,000 logs cut from champac and pine trees weighing over 1,300 tons seized by authorities
Thai land rights protests want resolution to a 20-year dispute stemming from the Royal Forest Department taking their land.
A vast forested area is the focus of disagreement between those who want to conserve it, and present and former residents for whom it is home.