Gavin is an award-winning reporter covering drugs, crime and trafficking around the world, with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Experts have warned that illegal wildlife trafficking could surge as international borders reopen.
Tonnes of meth, ketamine, ecstasy, and cannabis were ceremonially destroyed following Southeast Asia’s biggest-ever year of drug busts.
The Australian man said he had no choice but to kill the animals, and criticised a rule change that meant pet crocodiles were being "put on death row.”
Researchers hailed the discovery of the giant ray in Cambodia as “globally significant,” with megafauna in the shrinking Mekong river facing extinction.
Some experts have speculated that the outbreak may be cholera or typhoid, which could devastate the country’s malnourished population.
Locals keep finding whole flocks of the little blue penguins rotting on the shore, and they're not being killed by the usual suspects.
The Thai police chief, also suspected of vast corruption, was known for his luxury car collection, despite his official salary being $1,225 a month.
Consumption of the psychoactive beverage, which sees MDMA, meth, ketamine and diazepam dissolved in liquid, is on the rise in Asia.
Seizures of ket in Cambodia hit 2.7 tonnes in 2021, 24 times higher than the year prior, with drug supplies across Southeast Asia skyrocketing.
Advocates hope the landmark payout could shake up the global garment industry, long criticised for exploiting cheap labour in the developing world.
“New Zealand is far from perfect, but we had leaders with the courage to act in the immediate aftermath of our tragedy.”
Young Australians, hit by worsening floods, droughts and fires, are celebrating as Scott Morrison's government of "climate laggards" have been shown the door.