Can the land of a million elephants survive the belt and road?

Sims, Kearrin, and Pinto, Chrisantha (2019) Can the land of a million elephants survive the belt and road? The Diplomat, 03 January 2019.

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If current trajectories continue there will be no elephants left in Laos by the year 2030. In just 12 years, we could see the complete eradication of elephants from a country that once was known as “the land of a million elephants” (Lan Xang). So how did we reach this crisis point? What are the most daunting challenges for the future? And can Laos’ elephant population survive the advancement of the BRI?

Item ID: 56793
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Laos, China, conservation, belt and road initiative,
Copyright Information: © 2019 Diplomat Media Inc.
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Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 03:45
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