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Labourers lifting sands from Jadukatha river in Sunajgonj. Backdrop: Meghalaya hills upstream.

“Where there is a forest there is Khasi people [sic] (Pdeng), as our life (Jingim) depends on forest (Khlaw) and our livelihood on betel leaves (Pathi). Either in Bangladesh or India, where there is a forest there is a Khasi..” These enlightening words belong to Monika...

Daw Lar Lake - An ecologically important wetland.
Daw Lar Lake is situated on the western bank of the Salween River in the Karen State of Myanmar and is a seasonally river-fed wetland complex.  Roughly 26 sq. km in size, it is the largest freshwater lake in Karen
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Scanning the tall, snow-capped mountain peaks around him that alternately descend into a steep gorge cut by the River Kishtud and a rugged valley interspersed with picturesque pasturelands, Odinaev Hasanjon, 51, muses, ‘Guitan is such a small spot in this vast landscape. We look so disconnected...

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound economic impact in the region and disrupted the agricultural food systems across ASEAN, threatening production, increasing food security risks,and affecting small food producers livelihoods. 

Agriculture accounts for only 10.3 percent of ASEAN...

By: KESAN (Karen Environmental and Social Network)

TROSA partner KESAN together with Karen Rivers Watch (KRW), MATA (Myanmar Alliances on Transparency and Accountability) and ALARM Myanmar (Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland) organized a report launch via Zoom
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TROSA partner IUCN Asia facilitated series of online dialogues on Nature-based Solutions with the support of the GBM CSO Network. The events participated by more than 150 participants from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academic institutions, private sector, including young water...

As a natural resource management professional, I often find people questioning the role of women in fisheries. I won’t blame them entirely for asking that question if I haven’t observed their contribution closely. If it’s not for my close interaction with them, it would have been difficult for...

December 08th marks the SAARC Charter Day. The day marks the signing of the SAARC Charter in 1985 by the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the first SAARC Summit held in Dhaka. Afghanistan has been a SAARC member since 2007. 

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In Cox’s Bazar, almost a million Rohingya refugees live in densely populated camps built across a hilly terrain. Such a large population has tremendous humanitarian needs—particularly for safe sanitation, which is vital to preventing outbreaks of disease.

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TROSA and partners Earth Journalism Network (EJN) under Internews Europe organized a 1-day media webinar on 25 September to raise awareness and a shared understanding among journalists of South Asia on the problem of riverbank erosion, its causes and impacts and to facilitate information...

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