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2018/11/09 | Mongabay

China Cuts US$2.7b Fishing Deal With Madagascar, Angering Locals

A fishing rights deal with China has infuriated the people of Madagascar. The sitting president, running for re-election in a vote held on Wednesday (Nov. 7), is right in the thick of it.

2018/11/02 | Mongabay

China Criticized for Legalizing Use of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn in Medicine

The decision reverses a 25-year ban on using the products. Conservationists say it could provide cover for illegal activities and threaten endangered animals.

2018/10/29 | Mongabay

Indonesian Fishermen Go It Alone in Fight Against Dynamite Fishing

Indonesia's ban against blast fishing is not being enforced in some parts of Sulawesi island. Local fishermen are declaring their own marine protected areas.

2018/10/24 | Mongabay

China's Ivory Ban Pushes Illegal Trade to Neighboring Countries, Study Shows

New research shows the ban has shut down the formerly legal ivory market. But the illegal ivory trade is still alive and kicking.

2018/10/23 | Mongabay

VIETNAM: Formosa Spill Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Released From Prison

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was imprisoned last year after criticizing the government's lackluster response to the 2016 Formosa environmental disaster.

2018/09/28 | Mongabay

INDONESIA: Palm Oil Linked to Deforestation Remains on Store Shelves

Global consumer brands like Unilever, Nestlé and PepsiCo continue to buy palm oil from lawless brands which contribute to Indonesian deforestation.

2018/09/13 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: Port City Sees Pitfalls of Chinese Investment

Malaysia's Kuantan Port worries about lasting environmental impacts after a Chinese infrastructure project was canceled.

2018/09/01 | Mongabay

Indigenous Architecture Credited With Saving Lives in Lombok Quakes

The Indonesian government often dismisses indigenous dwellings as 'slum villages,' but residents have no desire to move into concrete houses.

2018/08/20 | Mongabay

CAMBODIA: Gold Mining Blamed for Mass Poisonings Despite Official Denials

Dangerous, lightly regulated gold mining may be the culprit in the poisoning of hundreds of Cambodians. Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed the allegations while handing out new mining contracts to international companies.

2018/08/13 | Mongabay

Modernizing Malaysia: A Glistening River Revitalizes Kuala Lumpur

The River of Life, a project spearheaded by former Malaysia PM Najib Razak, has reinvigorated Kuala Lumpur's public spaces and improved the water quality of the Klang River.

2018/08/10 | Mongabay

Global Fisheries Approaching Limit as Fleets Double Their Range, Study Finds

Taiwan, South Korea, Spain, and China have aggressively subsidized vessel and fuel costs to encourage their fleets to operate thousands of kilometers from their home ports.

2018/08/06 | Mongabay

China's Belt and Road Might Endanger the World's Rarest Ape

A key Belt and Road hydropower dam project in Sumatra, Indonesia could threaten the rarest species of great ape in the world. Only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans remain, and they may be right in China's path.