• 2 days ago
Indonesia is among the world's most heavily plastic polluted nations. To tackle this, the National Plastic Action Partnership is the country's most radical plan to date, but can it be effectively implemented and at what human cost?
How environmental change is shaping Southeast Asia.
• 4 days ago
A course based in the city of Vinh aims to give Vietnamese students who want to change the way animals are treated in Vietnam a chance to make a difference
Catherine Lai/Agence France-Presse
• 7 days ago
Singapore's otters, long adored by the city-state's nature lovers, are popping up in unexpected places during the coronavirus lockdown, but their antics have angered some and even sparked calls for a cull
• May 29, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the vulnerability of the human race into stark focus, with APHR's Kunthida Rungruengkiat arguing that this current crisis should serve as a warning to governments around the globe about our inaction on climate change
While the global pandemic has been devastating for economies and lives across the world, it has been undeniably good for the environment. As cities across Southeast Asia have shut down, air quality has steadily and uniformly improved – that is in all but one city
By Lee Ying Shan and Alexi Demetriadi
Lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic have had clear positive effects on pollutions levels across Southeast Asia’s major cities. But one city, notorious for its pollution, bucks that trend. Why has Jakarta’s air quality worsened during the lockdown months?
By Alexi Demetriadi
World Turtle Day
As the global pandemic brings a halt to most human activity, many species of turtle are finally finding the breathing room to once again breed and repopulate. But it takes a community to save a turtle, and across Southeast Asia there are several networks fighting for nature's gentle giants
By Lee Ying Shan
An essential component for cement, as well as a breeding ground for biodiversity, limestone quite literally serves as the building block for much of life on earth. On this International Day of Biological Diversity, Rimba gives us the run down on this most unsung of all heroes
By Dr Gopalasamy Reuben Clements and Junn Kitt Foon
With the stalwarts of the Cambodian economy, tourism and garments, set to be decimated by the economic downturn, Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on agriculture to step in and pick up the slack. A badly neglected sector struggling to survive with outdated methods, technology and extreme weather events, how can this be done?
By Nith Kosal
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights how human health is intimately connected to animal and ecosystem wellbeing. As we reassess our relationship with nature, researchers say we must empower those best positioned to protect forests – local communities
By Carolyn Cowan
In Vietnam, close to 900 species of animals are threatened with extinction. To raise awareness of their endangered status, Hanoi-based graphic designer Tun Nam has illustrated a range of eye-catching geometric stamps
Recent reports claim definitive proof that the 2019/20 Mekong drought was caused by China – they do not according to researchers at AMPERES. Will the controversial analysis further polarise stakeholders, or could the crisis shift regional cooperation into more productive spaces?
By Tarek Ketelsen, Timo Räsänen, John Sawdon