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Chinese dams release Mekong waters on Laos

Beijing News 08 Apr 2021
The report said fluctuating water levels in Southeast Asia's most important waterway causes trouble for wildlife, farmers and fishermen in Laos. "The Mekong River water level is up 12 centimetres from yesterday," an official of the Natural Resources and Environment Department of Laos' northwestern Bokeo province told RFA on April 2.
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Chinese dams release Mekong waters on Laos; pose threats to aquatic life

Yahoo Daily News 08 Apr 2021
Vientiane [Laos], April 8 (ANI) ... The report said fluctuating water levels in Southeast Asia's most important waterway causes trouble for wildlife, farmers and fishermen in Laos ... Fishermen from northwestern Xayaburi province of Laos are complaining that a sudden change in water level was bad for fish stocks.
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Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade: How China’s overseas Special Economic Zones risk helping traffickers

The Independent 06 Apr 2021
In a research paper published in 2018, Mr Walsh and two other academics used a SEZ in Boten, Laos, as an example to document how China uses SEZs along its border to facilitate illegal wildlife trade ... Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade ... “Lao’s economic zones are known to cater to largely Chinese markets, including for the illegal sale of wildlife.”.
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After WHO report on Covid-19 origins, experts say China wildlife crackdown needs more teeth

Straits Times 02 Apr 2021
Regulatory gaps, lax enforcement and transnational trafficking gangs have allowed the wildlife trade to continue, experts said ... China says the original spillover event could have occurred beyond its border, but critics say wildlife trading networks in Myanmar and Laos would not exist without Chinese demand, and Chinese investment.
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More teeth needed in China's wildlife crackdown: Experts

Straits Times 02 Apr 2021
Regulatory gaps, lax enforcement and transnational trafficking gangs have allowed the wildlife trade to continue, experts said ... China says the original spillover event could have occurred beyond its border, but critics say wildlife trading networks in Myanmar and Laos would not exist without Chinese demand and Chinese investment.
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As WHO highlights COVID animal origins, China wildlife crackdown needs more teeth: experts

Metro USA 02 Apr 2021
Regulatory gaps, lax enforcement and transnational trafficking gangs have allowed the wildlife trade to continue, experts said ... China says the original spillover event could have occurred beyond its border, but critics say wildlife trading networks in Myanmar and Laos would not exist without Chinese demand, and Chinese investment.
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Chasing southeast Asia’s XTC gang: Sex workers, illegal wildlife trade and money

The Independent 08 Mar 2021
Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade ... Donate to help Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade HERE ... Some members of the gang also ran trades in Vietnam, in units just across the border from the impoverished Laos, where the illegal wildlife trade has thrived as a result of corruption and a lack of regulations, according to conservation organisation, GlobalTeer.
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2019 Progress Report: Lao PDR - United Nations Partnership Framework 2017-2021, A Partnership for Sustainable Development

Reliefweb 25 Feb 2021
As this report documenting results and progress achieved through the UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) in 2019 was under preparation, the COVID-19 global pandemic was underway, with the first cases in Lao PDR detected in March 2020 ... In recognition of Lao PDR’s role as a wildlife source country and transportation hub,.
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‘A monster we left in the corner’: The endurance of Asia’s tiger trade and the ...

The Independent 16 Feb 2021
Wildlife experts believe that African lions have become a casualty of the more nebulous tiger trade ... Stop The Illegal Wildlife Trade ... “Due to increased enforcement and more of a spotlight on the trade, the middle persons in Laos decided to create their own wildlife breeding infrastructure to accomplish two goals.
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How we continued destroying the natural world in 2020

The Independent 27 Dec 2020
After that, Mai’s taste for shooting escalated, leading him to kill and sell more wildlife in and around his home in Cambodia and Laos ... “I somehow realised that if we did not change, soon all the wildlife would be hunted to extinction and my children would never be able to see the ...
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Is an alleged drug kingpin from China investing millions in a port in Laos?

The Citizens 08 Dec 2020
The US Treasury Department accuses Zhao of running a global criminal organization involved in child prostitution, the illicit trade of wildlife including tigers, rhinos and elephants, and drug trafficking -- all from his private corner of Laos ... Constructing a modern port in an unfrequented part of Laos could help service a new tourist city.
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Exclusive interview with Mariana van Zeller from Trafficked on National Geographic Channel

m&c 02 Dec 2020
It’s a billion-dollar industry and we knew we wanted to do something on wildlife trafficking ... We went to the golden triangle, between Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and spent time there in an area that is known for a lot of wildlife trafficking and for poachers and all that.
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Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response

Yahoo Daily News 18 Nov 2020
But neither bats nor other wildlife is the villain, the destruction of their habitats is, experts say ... Other experts say that the land-locked regions of south-east Asian countries like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China have a culture of indiscriminate use of wildlife for personal consumption as well as illegal trading.
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While the world reels from coronavirus, the next pandemic is waiting in the wings

Yahoo Daily News 24 Sep 2020
Over the years, the chorus of warnings on the wildlife trade and sale of live animals has steadily grown louder ... Researchers and experts have been warning of the threat of zoonotic viruses from Asia’s wildlife trade for some time ... China’s growing international clout also threatens to ramp up the illegal wildlife trade.
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Illegal trade with terrestrial vertebrates in markets and households of Laos

PhysOrg 19 Aug 2020
... nor what the impact on local wildlife populations really is.

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