A small sea horse grabs onto garbage in Indonesia. (Justin Hofman/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

The powerful and poignant image shows a tiny seahorse holding tightly onto a pink, plastic cotton swab in blue-green waters around Indonesia.

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2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards

MANILA,Philippines— In Indonesia, much of the oppression against indigenous people is perpetrated by big corporations due to conflicts over land, said Abdon Nababan, one of six awardees of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards.

Nababan, an indigenous person himself (a Toba Batak from Sumatra), had a rude awakening about the persecution of indigenous people when he worked in an anti-logging campaign and realized that the land taken over by a big industrial estate was actually ancestral land that belonged to his grandparents and other Toba Batak families.

Read more: Indonesia’s Nababan: Defender of the indigenous


Taking a closer look at a sultan’s grand $100-billion megaproject in Johor.

In Forest City's show gallery, a sprawling model displays the four reclaimed islands which will soon sprout out of the Johor Strait. Image Credit: Albert Shaw

Read more: Malaysia’s Forest City and the Damage Done


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