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Indonesia Conducts Largest Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts

A recent arrest confiscated 227 pounds of gill plates, the appendages that filter the plankton on which they feed and that are in demand in Chinese markets for use in a health tonic. Read More
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Investigation Uncovers Abuses of Immigrant Workers

An investigation reveals abuses faced by many East Asian immigrants who come to the United States through the H-1B federal temporary work visa program to work in the tech sector. Read More
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Survey Examines Expectations for Regional Power and Order in Asia

The survey asked non-governmental experts who help shape the debate on Asian security about their regional security perceptions and expectations. Read More
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Cambodia Approves First Protected Area in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary

The 250,000-hectare Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Northeastern Cambodia is home to several critically endangered species, including the white-shouldered Ibis, white-rumped vulture, slender-billed vulture, and red-headed vulture. Read More
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Securing China's Nuclear Future

Chinese perceptions of the threat of nuclear terrorism and its actions to improve nuclear security are examined in a MacArthur-supported report by Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Read More
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Cambodia Creates New Protected Forest

The government of Cambodia has classified nearly 67,000 hectares as protected forest, creating a unique important bird and biodiversity area now known as the Siem Pang Protected Forest. Read More
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Himalayan Sherpas Impacted by Climate Change

Himalayan Sherpas in the Everest region of Nepal are aware of local changes occurring as a result of climate change, but continue to be excluded from local, national and international discussions on the issue, according to ... Read More