Luke Duggleby is a British born award-winning freelance photographer who has been based in Asia for over a decade. After leaving the UK with a degree in photography he moved east to develop his career as a travel, portraiture and documentary...
Por Sakmi looks out of a house in his village of Na Nong Bong. One of the complaints by the villages was that a gold mine allegedly poisoned certain rice fields and water sources due to waste run-off that is full of contaminants such as arsenic and cyanide.
Thai workers pull tuna into nets in the hold, where the temperature is minus 22 degrees Celsius. The large ship is docked just outside Bangkok and will spend one week unloading hundres of tonnes of tuna. Each frozen skipjack carcass weighs about 40 kilograms (88 pounds); one ton of skipjack fetches about $1,600 on the wholesale market.
A ranger on patrol in the forest. The forest rangers are employed by the Ministry of Environment but sponsored by Flora and Fauna International who pays them 75% of their salary and provides training and accommodation.
A collaboration between NGO agents and the Mekong River Navy led to a bust of this pickup containing 130 dogs just as it was about to load them on to a boat. Crammed in to cages, up to 15 dogs at a time, the animals endure horrific conditions whilst being illegally shipped to Vietnam.
In a house Eity Rani, 14, and Shobo Rai, 8, do their homework by the light of an oil lamp. Life is much harder for children who were born in to enclaves. To go to school their parents must pay money under the table and receive a fake address. Then if they are successful the children must do their homework in the dark as no houses inside the enclaves have electricity.
Bun Saluth in the Monks Community Forest that he protected from loggers, poachers and encroachment. This pioneer of the Buddhist environmental movement in Cambodia succeeded in 2002, despite having been threatened with his life, and was able to legally protect 18,261 hectares of evergreen forest now called the Monks Community Forest, which he still safeguards today.
Isatou Ceesay stands at a waste dump in the town of Birkama. Mrs Ceesay founded the Women's Initiative Gambia in 1997. The organisation works with communities across the tiny west African state to address not only the environmental impact of unregulated waste disposal, particularly plastic, but also the empowerment of women in the make dominated society. Over one hundred women are now involved in Isatou's project.
Bunsri Mamak, 50, takes an X-ray to see the effect of the disease on his lungs at the weekly Melioidosis clinic at Sapphasit Prasong Provincial Hospital. Because of the slow diagnosis of the disease he almost died and had to spend 13 days in ICU at this hospital.
A member of staff at the clinic sits at a computer that new visitors to the clinic first register on in booths before seeing a doctor at the Anonymous Clinic at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok.
After a raid by the Cambodian military and park rangers on illegal sassafras oil distilleries, two arrested culprits, one Cambodian and one Vietnamese national, are taken to holding cells in the provincial capital of Pursat for questioning and prosecution.
Dr. Thep Chalermchai, PhD, 46 years old, and a Research Trail Physician who specialises in Internal Medicine talks with a patient. He has worked at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok for 13 years.
A crocodile farm in the Cambodian province of Kompong Speu. With around 1000 animals occupying only 3 pens, farms like this supply the demand for crocodile skin. Interbreeding hybrids is rampant to increase crocodile sizes.
Jintana Kaewkhaw, a Thai environmental activist, stands on the coastline that was the proposed site for a coal-powered power plant. She successfully lead a protest group against a company that wanted to build a coal-powered electricity plant next to her village. In a landmark case the villagers won but it came at huge personal cost to herself.
Sugar cane plantations are another industry that has large numbers of bonded-slaves. The people seen here have been rescued or escaped from their landlords and now work in a 'safe' environment receiving their daily wage.
Member's of the Njau community women's group cut up a large sheet of plastic that has been donated to them by an airline that flies in and out of Gambia. The women will use this plastic to make bags and jewellery which will then be sold to visitors.
Cambodian Buddhist monks and local people bless large trees by wrapping orange cloth around them and praying. Following uncontrolled forest destruction in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest (CCPF) a eco-warrior monk movement has begun whereby monks and villages try to protect areas of forest by blessing trees to deter would-be loggers.
Burmese fishermen working all night on a Thai trawler boat off the coast of Phuket. Thailand is the third largest exporter of fish in the world after China and the US. Its fishing fleet is vast, but years of unregulated trawling has causes incredible damage to fish stocks.
Melioidosis victim Garn Wongsuvan, 82, rests in his home after being diagnosed several months ago. Mr Garn has Leukaemia and usually doesn't go anywhere. But one day when feeling better he went to walk in his rice fields to get some exercise. That is where it is believed he caught the disease from.
In the southern region of Krung, next to the border with Senegal two girls repair and untangle lines of oysters. Naturally the oysters harvested here grow on the roots of mangrove trees but with the changing tides caused by climate change and illegal logging of the trees oyster collecting has become must harder and the rewards much less.
In Maja Para village in the Dhoholakhagrabari enclave young students and their teacher sit in class of a madrassa. Because enclave children have a difficult time accessing the education system in Bangladesh the locals of this enclave formed an Islamic Foundation funded on donations and built this school to give their children some form of education.
It has been impossible for residents of the enclaves to work in any formal office in the towns either because of their lack of legal status or their lack of basic education. As a result most work in the informal economy such this local saw mill.
A selection of work shot for NGO's, Corporate Social Responsibility projects and Developmental work for clients such as USAID, Greenpeace, Fortify Rights, World Wildlife Fund, Malaria Consortium, PepsiCo, Climate Heroes, GAIN Alliance and Protection International.