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How Thailand’s fish farms battle an alien invasion

Coastal communities battle an unwelcome guest that poses a serious threat to biodiversity, the livelihoods of local fishers and the seafood industry.
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Luke Duggleby/HaRDstories
Hundreds of villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima province voice their demand for the immediate shutdown of a potash mine, which they blame for causing environmental damage to their farmlands.
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Luke Duggleby/HaRDstories
The ambitious land bridge project across the Kra Isthmus aims to enhance global trade routes, but local communities fear a loss of agricultural land and natural resources.

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Thailand will buy electricity from the Pak Beng Dam in Laos for the next 29 years. And no, people didn’t have a say in it.
Under the Thai government’s “carbon credits” scheme, about 17,000 acres of mangrove forest lands are being placed under the oversight of multi-million baht corporations, leaving some conservationists uneasy.
Aiming for clearer skies, a Thai court has delivered a landmark ruling that demands heightened transparency concerning industrial emissions.
Photo: Wuittichai Kaewlamhat
Photo: Wuittichai Kaewlamhat
Tensions have resurged in southern Thailand over a proposed two-billion-baht dam project that communities fear would uproot their lives and inundate a pristine watershed forest.  

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Piya Thedyam leads the charge for Thai fishing communities, safeguarding the ocean from illicit fishing in a nation where written laws are no match for the problem.
Thailand's Criminal Court examines the alleged murder of indigenous activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, whose remains were discovered in an oil barrel, as his family seeks justice for the long-unresolved case.
As Thailand’s largest gold mine reopens, affected locals await justice in this year’s class action lawsuit.
A Thai court has ruled that a local provision allowing for the construction of a waste-to-energy plant near a Saraburi community does not violate the law, despite concerns from local residents.
As the Mekong River struggles with the devastating effects of upstream hydropower dams, river communities and scholars are leading a movement to shift our relationship with nature.
After three decades of conflict and four killings in the struggle to stop a stone mining company from excavating a local mountain, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled in favour of the Khao Lao Yai - Pha Chan Dai Community Forest Conservation Group.

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