For thousands of Burmese refugees in Thailand, “repatriation” is going to a country they have never known, where their parents suffered under a military regime.
China’s giant state enterprises are involved in some 300 dams from Algeria to Burma with little attention to environment or social impact.
The illegal felling of Asian rosewood has increased dramatically in recent years and driven the exotic timber to the brink of extinction.
The savage past came hurtling back when one of Cambodia’s bloodiest killing grounds was discovered in Do Dontrei Village in the country’s northwest.
Better known as stealthy killing machines to take out terrorists, drones are now also being used in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife.
Corrupt officials working-hand-in-hand with traffickers ensure that exotic animal shipments through Bangkok Airport are whisked off before they reach customs.
Fearful of student protests, the military junta closed universities and colleges, crippling education, and spawning a lost generation.
A study indicates that the number of environmental activists being killed has risen dramatically in the last three years.
Reporters and editors are suddenly enjoying remarkable press freedom in Burma as the nominally civilian government launches a rapid succession of reforms.
Burma is regarded as one of Asia’s last bastions of biodiversity but environmentalists worry that the country opening its doors could bring dire consequences.