Unpaid and underequipped, a group of 20 local volunteers protect the forest in Nong Khai’s Phan Phrao National Park from destruction by encroachers and illegal loggers.
Ubon Ratchathani locals are wondering why they are being prosecuted for farming on land passed on to them by their parents.
The Isaan Record23/09/2019
The government’s push to reclaim forest land from encroachers in Ubon Ratchathani’s Khong Chiam district has threatened members of two communities who now face arrest and eviction from their land. To make things worse, construction of Chinese dams in the upper Mekong River in the past decade has severely impacted fish stocks and local livelihoods that depend on fishing.