This Report (SoER2) represents the second in the series of state of environment reporting of ASEAN. The SoER2 presents the status and condition of the environment and natural resources in ASEAN. The report highlights developments since the publication of SoER 1 in 1997, and therefore essentially covers the period of 1998 - 2000. The SoER 2 coverage expanded to ten member countries as three new members - Myanmar , Lao PDR and Cambodia - joined ASEAN between 1997 and 1999. The SoER2 was published with the support of UNEP, with inputs from member coutries and under the overall supervision and coordination of the ASEAN Secretariat.