The burden of safeguarding the region’s rich resources falls on local environmental groups and a small number of park rangers. ...

Communities in four Southeast Asian countries — Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines — have been leading efforts to protect and restore degraded forests and return their function of storing emissions amid the climate crisis. ...

Globally, Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. In just the past few months alone, the region has already experienced a typhoon in the Philippines, two tsunamis in Indonesia, and a tropical storm in Thailand. ...