The Ecologist


Asia: 1/14 of 14

Some rhinos are more equal than others ... and this Asian Rhino in the Chitwan National Park, Nepal is, it appears, less equal than its African cousins. Photo: Joshua Alan Davis via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

Africa's rhinos grab the cash while their Asian cousins head for extinction

David Tosh

2nd October 2015

Two of Asia's three rhino species are 'critically endangered', writes David Tosh, yet the lion's share of rhino conservation resources is lavished on Africa. The reason is simple: Africa's rhinos generate more cash from tourism. But should this really be the point? more...
Photovoltaic cells on the Solar Library and Energy-Optimised House in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei. Image: Littleha via Wikimedia Commons.

Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

Paul Brown & Oliver Tickell

4th February 2015

China has now overtaken the European Union as the largest new market for solar power, writes Paul Brown - as solar PV becomes one of the world's fastest growing industries - and one that's sure to keep on getting cheaper! more...
The helmeted hornbill, before and after. Photo: Environmental Investigation Agency.

Red alert! Hornbills at risk from wildlife trade

The Ecologist

2nd February 2015

We all know about the risk to elephants and rhinos from the illegal wildlife trade, but now the helmeted hornbills of Borneo and Sumatra are at risk as online traders find ready buyers for their carved beaks in China. more...
The Malaysian Bakun Dam is one of Asia's largest dams and had high cost and time overruns. Photo: Bruno Manser Fund.

Large dams are uneconomic

The Ecologist

22nd April 2014

A study of 245 large dams carried out at Oxford University shows that big hydropower is uneconomic. Actual costs are typically double pre-construction estimates - and have not improved over 70 years. ASEAN energy ministers take note! more...

TAKE ACTION to stop Asia Pulp and Paper's logging in Indonesia's tiger rainforests

Priyanka Mogul

7th March, 2012

Greenpeace's undercover investigation accused Asia Pulp and Paper's of flouting the logging ban on ramin trees in Indonesia, threatening the remaining population of Sumatran tigers. Greenpeace calls on you to urge companies to boycott APP products more...
Mekong River

Climate hotspot: sea level rise threatens millions in Mekong Delta rice belt


20th January, 2012

Some 60 million people depend on the Mekong River for their livelihoods but sea level rise and severe weather puts the area at risk, as Gratianne Quade's unique film shows more...

China exports its environmental problems as consumer culture booms

Gervase Poulden

6th September, 2011

China is attempting to pursue the same impossible path as the rest of the world: generating consumer demand and wealth without destroying its natural resources and the planet more...

Greenpeace hits back at 'notorious forest destroyer' Asia Pulp and Paper


23rd February, 2011

Campaigners urge retailers to follow example of Tesco and Adidas in cutting links with the controversial paper and packaging supplier after latest allegations of greenwashing more...


Katharine Helmore

24th January, 2011

Asia is growing at an unprecedented rate and consumption is following a similar trajectory. This, argues businessman Chandran Nair in his new book, could have dramatic consequences for the environment more...
Sunlight through the trees

Logging company accused of ‘misleading public’ with carbon conservation project

Kara Moses

3rd December, 2010

Controversial Indonesian company Asia Pulp & Paper has come under fire from environmentalists because of 'false claims' over Sumatran rainforest carbon reserve more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

Wildlife corridors are the Asian elephant's last chance for survival

Mark Shand

22nd June, 2010

Why wildlife corridors are the new reserves - and why colourful elephants are cropping up on London streets more...

Asia: 1/14 of 14

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Asian countries face water crisis


29th November, 2007

The twin affects of climate change and rapid industrialisation has left developing countries in Asia facing an “unprecedented” water crisis. more...

Breathe Easy?

Christine Loh

8th March, 2007

With news that storms caused by smog from Asian cities over the Pacific Ocean will melt Artic ice, Christine Loh, the CEO of Civic Exchange, looks at Hong Kong, where worsening air pollution causes on average four deaths a day. more...


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