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UN fund pays Indonesia for forest protection as deforestation rises

Governments are gaming a UN-backed programme intended to protect valuable forests and claiming payment amid rising deforestation.

Southeast Asia faces more severe effects of climate change

Southeast Asia potentially will face more severe consequences of climate change than other parts of the world, according...

Environmental Issues by Foreign NGOs Disrupt Investment Climate

Foreign and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their affiliates operating in Indonesia have become a concern in the past...

Vietnam suspends wildlife trade as pandemic prods action

Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead...

Susi Pudjiastuti Recalls Reasons for Banning Lobster Seed Fishing

Susi Pudjiastuti recalled her reasons for banning the fishing of lobster hatchlings back when she served as a minister of...

Millions of Bangladeshis among nearly 10 mln South Asians swamped as flood crisis deepens

A natural disaster has been deepening in South Asia as new figures reveal that nearly 10 million people...

China must act now to prevent Yangtze floods getting worse

This year, the monsoon season has started earlier than normal in the People's Republic of China, resulting in...

Indonesia’s plan for giant farm kindles ‘ecological chaos’ concern

Indonesian government plan to develop a huge farm on Borneo island would likely increase planet-warming carbon emissions and...

Palm oil boycott leads to use of more land for less-efficient vegetable oils

Boycotting problematic commodities implicated in deforestation will only lead to exports of those same commodities being redirected to regions with far lower...

Thai monkey trainer rejects PETA claims on coconut harvesting

A monkey trainer in southern Thailand said on Sunday that few monkeys are involved in harvesting coconuts for...

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