“There is one overriding principle that drives the business -– it’s of huge value with low risk. And that’s why we are losing the battle, rapidly,” says USAID Wildlife Asia’s law enforcement specialist.
Cambodia stands to lose US$130 million per year in economic benefit unless deforestation in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park (VSSPNP) is halted.
Laos’ Pak Beng dam, developed by China and supported by Thailand, has divided riparian nations over how best to manage the river’s resources
A master plan on the use of Vietnam’s sea is being built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, a necessary move according to experts.
Trafficking of wild animals continues to haunt Myanmar despite attempts to curb the crimes Experts warn the trend could damage animal populations if it goes unchecked.
The forest department, Ma Auu Bin University and WCS are working together on the conservation of biodiversity in the Ayeyarwady region where the rare birds are found.
The United Nations may soon recognize the country’s pristine northernmost Putao area as a World Heritage Site, many locals feel this may cause more harm than good
At the headwaters of the Mekong, China intends to create its first national park – setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania.
“Investigation of illegal logging and timber smuggling across the border is reported by the media, but nothing changes because timber businesses are supported by state actors,” claimed Environmentalist Ouch Leng.
There are only an estimated 80 adults left in the Mekong River. According to WWF, two dolphins died and eight births were recorded since January.