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The Third Pole looks at the manifestoes of Pakistan’s main political parties in the run up to national elections to see what they promise on green growth, renewables, climate adaptation and mitigation.
Sulawesi_Indonesia bushmeat market
Traditional bushmeat markets like the one in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, have existed for centuries. But as moral questions and health risks hang over the sale of wildlife in the post-Covid era, will the practice of selling wild bat, rat, pig and dog meat persist in Indonesia?
With protected animals widely available to buy online, some lawmakers want the wildlife conservation law urgently revised.
Vivek Kumar moves into the top job after two years as WWF's head of marketing and fundraising. Image: WWF
Kumar, who last served in the Singapore labour movement before joining WWF as its marketing head, replaces outgoing CEO R Raghunathan, who is moving on after three and a half years with the conservation group.
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Tiger in Myanmar
The coup threatens to irreparably damage the Southeast Asian country's environment, and harm the people who rely on it.
Scientists sceptical of new bat study linking climate change to Covid-19 emergence
Human encroachment into wildlife habitats and economic growth are among the main drivers of the emergence of pandemics. We could face greater risks if we pass diseases to wild animals.
orang utan in borneo
Giving wild apes digital wallets linked to their identities would mean that they will be able to 'spend money' on their own protection. This could increase their chances of survival.
sun bear bile extraction
Jane Goodall argues that our exploitation of animals and the environment has contributed to pandemics, including the Covid-19 crisis. Wildlife trafficking, factory farming and the destruction of habitats are drivers of zoonotic diseases.
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A green iguana
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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Filipino commuters during Covid. Image: Commuters of Metro Manila
Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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