Southeast Asia losing tigers as deadline looms to double population by 2022

Tigers once roamed throughout the dense forested interior of mainland Southeast Asia and several islands of Indonesia. Positioned at the pinnacle of the food chain, tigers maintain ecosystem balance, and by protecting them, we can preserve entire biodiverse landscapes. However, the long-term survival of this flagship ...

Prosecuting women traffickers: breaking the cycle of double victimisation

All populations are vulnerable to human trafficking. This is a low-risk, high-reward criminal activity for male traffickers who benefit from the vulnerabilities of women. Human trafficking is enabled by patchy policing, low levels of prosecution, and underfunded prevention. Traffickers prey upon women and girls with ...

How Vietnam’s Rice-First Policy Weakened the Mekong Delta Against Climate Change

Citizens and government officials resorted to drastic measures this year to prepare for the annual dry season in Vietnam’s Mekong delta. As debate rages over the causes of and solutions to the drought, the government is building large reservoirs to deal with the increasingly dry delta. ...

Japan to hold meeting with Mekong states including Myanmar on Aug. 6

Japan plans to hold a virtual foreign ministerial meeting next week with five Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River, including Myanmar where the military seized power in a coup in February, Japanese government sources said Thursday. The meeting arranged for Aug. 6 comes after Japan ...

Heavy rainfall eases drought effects in Mekong Delta

Recorded water levels in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) saw significant increases during the last seven days as a result of heavy rainfall and sudden water releases from dams, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on July 29. But it said river levels across all ...

In Laos, a Dubious Dam Threatens Luang Prabang

When investors in 2019 announced plans to build a massive hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River just upstream from Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of the former Kingdom of Laos, they drew a slew of criticism. So much criticism, in fact, that UNESCO—which has ...

Call for Applications: Climate Change Media Partnership 2021 Reporting Fellowships to COP26

DEADLINE:  23 July 2021, 11:59 PM, (UTC -11) via info.ejn@internews.org The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led this year by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, is pleased to announce the 2021 CCMP Reporting Fellowship Program for journalists interested in ...

Briefing Paper: Online People-Watching: Censorship, Surveillance, and the National Internet Gateway in Cambodia

On February 16, 2021, the Cambodian government issued the Sub-Decree No.23 on the Establishment of National Internet Gateway.  The law will result in the implementation of the National Internet Gateway (NIG), through which the government will gain control of data traffic in the country through ...

World Drug Report 2021

Consisting of five separate booklets, the World Drug Report 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of the measurable effects and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug problem. The World Drug Report 2021 is aimed not only at ...

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