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Thailand: Report details human rights violations against defenders

THAILAND does not have a particularly impressive human rights record. The country continues to sustain controversies and global outrage for corruption, human trafficking, censorship, restrictions of freedom of expression, and government linked abuse. While the nation has deep-rooted and intricate social and political issues, human rights groups admit that the …

Statistics: Reefs in Asia

85% The portion of reefs in Asia’s “Coral Triangle”  (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, The Solomon Islands, and East Timor) that are directly threatened by human activities such as coastal development, pollution, and overfishing, according to a new World Resources Institute report released Monday.     | World |