South-East Asia

New UN Report Finds Migratory Species Are Likely Among the Most Vulnerable to Plastic Pollution

Migratory species are likely to be among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution according to a new study released today by the Secretariat of the UN's Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The study focused for the first time on the impacts that plastic pollution has on animals that live on land and in freshwater environments, in the Asia-Pacific region. The study included case studies on the Ganges and Mekong river basins, which together contribute an estimated 200,000 tons of plastic pollution to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean every year.

30 August 2021

Human lives lost due to wildlife-human conflict need to be better compensated, say scientists

The average compensation paid for human death in India is ₹1,91,437, and the average compensation paid for injury is ₹6,185

26 February 2021

Chinese dams under US Scrutiny in Mekong rivalry

A US-funded project using satellites to track and publish water levels at Chin

14 December 2020

Endangered migratory bird species found in Da Nang

Endangered species of migratory birds have been regularly recorded on beaches,

11 December 2020