Trade vs the environment

Vietnamese children waiting to sell dried coral souvenirs to tourists near the city of Tuy Hoa, in the central coastal province of Phu Yen.

Economic development together with massive fishing activities, as well as the building of factories and tourist sites along the country's coast, have had a serious affect on the environment.


PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'Trade vs the environment'. Print Edition | Subscribe