Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 14 Life below water

Thailand 'Prostituting its Resources,' Says Top Nature Photographer

As one of Thailand’s foremost marine conservation photographers, Sirachai “Shin” Arunrugstichai sees on a daily basis dead baby sharks discarded as trash by fishing trawlers, tourist speedboats crushing coral, and dead whales cut open and full of plastic. “We are prostituting our resources for others to ...

Asaree Thaitrakulpanich

Vietnam Sea and Island Week launched in Bac Lieu

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu held a ceremony on June 1 to launch Vietnam Sea and Island Week and Action Month for the Environment in response to World Oceans Day and World Environment Day 2019.  Speaking ...

Hope stirs with every turtle hatchling

An old friend of Thailand has returned from the sea, but vast drifts of plastic block more leatherback turtles from coming ashore to spawn. The news from Kuek Kak Beach on the Phang-nga coast in mid-February delighted marine ecologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat as twenty newly hatched ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Cambodia's Endangered River Dolphins at Highest Population in 20 Years

For decades, Cambodia’s Mekong River population of Irrawaddy dolphins has verged on extinction. Once believed to have numbered in the thousands, the population began to plummet in the 1970s. During the violent reign of the Khmer Rouge and the years of war that followed, the dolphins were ...

Stefan Lovgren

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