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Environmental Crimes in the Mekong
Episode 522nd June 2022 • The Index • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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The Mekong Region spans six countries - China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. This fertile land is rich in biodiversity, home to rare, threatened, and endemic species of animals and plants as well as pristine forests - but its also a global epicentre for environmental crimes and its having a devastating impact on local on local ecosystems.

How has the Mekong region become such a hub of environmental crimes? What is fuelling them? And how can we effectively fight them?

Presenter: Thin Lei Win


Trang Nguyen, founder and executive director of Vietnam-based non-governmental organisation, WildAct.

Simone Haysom, Senior Analyst and Thematic Lead on Environmental Crime at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Julian Newman, Campaigns Director at the Environmental Investigation Agency.

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China Profile

Myanmar Profile

Laos Profile

Vietnam Profile

Cambodia Profile

Thailand Profile

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