Ewen Mcleish

Ewen Mcleish

Bangkok, Thailand


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Ewen Mcleish

I am a freelance writer based in Bangkok, Thailand.  I specialise in stories about Sustainability, Conservation and the Environment in the region.  Having lived in Thailand for 10 years, I have access to a growing network of people involved in environmental work and sustainable development.

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Coconuts Bangkok: Under-deveopled canals: (water)ways to the future? Many locals use Bangkok's polluted and overcrowded canal boats to bypass the city's horrendous traffic quickly and cheaply. After an explosion, injuring 60 people, I explore the importance to Bangkokians of the canal network, efforts to improve safety and clean it up. I conclude that it should not be overlooked as part of the solution in the fight to keep the city moving.


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Coconuts Bangkok: Bangkok's bird watching scene offers a different kind of twitter: A gentle guide to urban birdwatching in Bangkok, and how many locals find it a welcome escape from this frenetic, traffic clogged city.


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Coconuts Bali: Sacred Rinjani volcano overwhelmed by trekker's trash. A travel-log detailing the spectacular trek to Gunjung Rinjani in Lombok Indonesia and how the area is struggling to cope with the litter left behind by trekkers. Explores the feelings of those who depend on the beauty of the volcano for their livelihoods, and the National Park Authority's response to the problems.


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http://www.bangkokpost.com/print/1122709/

Bangkok Post: Can Thailand's rarest bird win a reprieve? After the rediscovery of the once thought extinct Gurney's Pitta bird in the South of Thailand in 1986, it took just four decades to render it functionally extinct. The article explores the pressures this pretty, little songbird came under and how recent discovery in the wild of a few individuals raises hopes for a new Thai breeding programme.


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Coconuts Bangkok: Trashing Trash: One woman trying not to create any garbage in Bangkok. Madeleine Recknagel is attempting, with considerable success, to live a zero waste lifestyle in the over-consumptive, resource guzzling city of Bangkok.


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