By Nith Kosal • May 21, 2020
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 A badly neglected sector struggling to survive with outdated methods, technology and extreme weather events, how can this be done?
How environmental change is shaping Southeast Asia.
By Tom Starkey • May 20, 2020
Upcycling is a seemingly win-win initiative bringing old adversaries the environment and profitability together. While in its nascent stages in Cambodia, does a circular economy offer potential for the badly hit garment sector to diversify and increase sustainability?
By Carolyn Cowan • May 14, 2020
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 Saigoneer • May 14, 2020
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 • May 13, 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
By Andrew Haffner • May 05, 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
By Dr Tigga Kingston • Apr 17, 2020
Bushmeat has been thrust into the spotlight following the likely outbreak of Covid-19 at a wet market in Wuhan. But the trade is not limited to China, with conservationists in Southeast Asia warning of the grave risks involved with the region's ongoing wildlife industry
By Andrew Haffner • Apr 14, 2020
WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker
By World Food Programme • Apr 03, 2020
The Animal Lodge is more than just a refuge for stray animals. Its concrete walls pose the question of how Singapore can keep a human touch amid mass development
By Toh Ee Ming • Mar 06, 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
By Minka Curr • Mar 03, 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
By Rachna Thim • Feb 26, 2020