• May 05, 2020
The overuse of antibiotics is spurred on by over-prescribing physicians and over-the-counter access. With the drugs streaming into Southeast Asia's waterways, animals and humans are getting a heavy dose, with devastating long-term implications for drug-resistance
How environmental change is shaping Southeast Asia.
Dr Tigga Kingston
• Apr 17, 2020
Bats have earned an unwarranted reputation as disease spreaders since the Covid-19 outbreak. With April 17 marking world Bat Appreciation Day Dr Tigga Kingston sets out to provide the full picture on the misunderstood mammals, outlining how essential they are to much of human life
• Mar 03, 2020
Mainstream understanding says that the world's coral reefs will largely vanish to climate change by 2050. But more and more marine scientists believe their resilience has been underestimated, with researchers working in the Coral Triangle region now emphasising the adaptability of Indonesian reef systems
• Feb 26, 2020
Across Southeast Asia, there are environmental activists risking their freedom and facing violence as they fight the green fight. Here we profile four of these unsung individuals campaigning in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines
Ten baby Siamese crocodiles have been spotted in Cambodia's Steung Knoung River in recent weeks, raising hopes of a breakthrough for a species once believed extinct in the wild
By Andrew Haffner
In a rapidly transforming world, how can researchers and policy-makers combat increasing rates of wildfires and wildlife crime? Some conservationists are turning to technology, providing those on the front-line with a much-needed boost in the fight
By Samantha McCabe
Top Read: 13 years ago, we asked the question – what might the weather bring us fifty years from now? Back in 2007, Cambodia was witnessing super cyclones one year, drought the next. Today, with extreme weather a yearly reality and the environmental tipping point drawing ever closer, the situation is showing few signs of improvement
By Paul Brisby
In late November, Battambang rice farmer Roeum Socheat received international acclaim for his work empowering Raingkesei agricultural community since 2017. Can his model provide hope for farmers across the Kingdom?
By Thim Rachna
The Kingdom in 2040
In the fourth installment of our eight-week series in conjunction with Future Forum looking at Cambodia in 2040, we turn to the future of energy and the environment in the Kingdom. While deforestation is currently rampant, does Cambodia have the capacity to transform itself into a green beacon in the region?
By Andrew Haffner
Top read: With the number of visitors to Angkor Wat severely dropping this year, Cambodia’s tourism industry, so vital to the economy, is in danger of becoming reliant on Chinese gambling dollars in Sihanoukville. In search of alternatives, we return to a piece from 2009 looking at Cambodia's then budding ecotourism industry. Could green be the answer to the Kingdom's tourism woes?
By Sam Campbell
Communities on the river
In 1991, National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita traversed the length of the Mekong, from source to sea, in a groundbreaking trip documenting the communities for which the river was so central to life. Southeast Asia Globe sat down with Yamashita to reflect on his incredible journey almost three decades on, as well as hear his thoughts on the dams and environmental degradation blighting the river today
By Andrew Haffner
As Phnom Penh’s construction sector booms, communities suffer as public recreational areas are sacrificed for never-ending new developments. In an economic environment where money trumps all, who will preserve vital green spaces for the capital's residents?
By Julija Veljkovic