Here are some of the news making headlines in October, 2015.
Lao forest logging is out of control. The lack of law enforcement to address illegal logging in Laos is causing the depletion of timber. This is the conclusion of a report by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Read more.
Lao elephants face a hard life. The elephants in Luang Prabang may have been rescued from the logging industry, but they are now spending the rest of their lifes serving tourists for money. Out of the frying pan, into the fire? Read more.