Activist to join Duterte cabinet

Environmentalist Gina Lopez. Source: Flickr The Philippines’ president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has threatened to cancel mining projects that cause environmental damage after an anti-mining activist accepted...

Brunei to host forest summit

Rhinoceros hornbills in Brunei. Source: Wikimedia Brunei is set to host the Second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in August with Australian backing, it has announced. Australia's Environment...

Thai tiger temple raid ‘completed’

Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua appears to have lost its star attractions. Source: Flickr An operation to remove nearly 140 big cats from Thailand's famous...

Thailand closes off more islands

Koh Khai Nok. Businesses on the islands may be forced to close. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's military-run authorities have announced that parts of three islands will...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

Junta gags anti-charter campaigners

Khon Kaen, a centre for opposition to military rule. Source: Wikimedia In northeast Thailand, the main power base of the former democratically elected government, soldiers...

Cambodians flock to mine-infested border

Western Cambodia is peppered with anti-personnel mines. Source: Wikimedia Landmine clearance teams in Cambodia say their task to make development sustainable is becoming more urgent...

India may send wild tigers to Cambodia

Cambodia will need to address the threat from poachers. Source: Flickr Six female and two male Indian tigers could be moved to Cambodia, where big cats...

Malaysia burns tonnes of ivory

The African elephant is being hunted to extinction. Source: YouTube The Malaysian authorities have destroyed 9.5 tonnes of seized elephant ivory to deter smugglers who...

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Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

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