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Mekong River’s declining fish species an ‘urgent wake-up call’ for action, conservationists say

March 22, 2024
Where Have All the Mekong River’s Fish Gone? Highly endangered fish species are on the brink, as dam-building along the Mekong decimates the ecosystem which…
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Where Have All the Mekong River’s Fish Gone?

February 29, 2024
Where Have All the Mekong River’s Fish Gone? Policymakers have clung to the fiction that damage to fish populations from hydropower projects can be avoided…
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The Last Days of Beautiful Luang Prabang

April 11, 2023
UNESCO experts insist that a huge dam would destroy the “authenticity and integrity” of the World Heritage Site in Laos. Activists say dam operators and…
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‘Our Mekong is dying’: Locals reel from fish crisis as dams sprout up from Laos to China

July 10, 2022
Once teeming with fish, the river is now filled with forlorn fisherfolk who say they’re lucky to have catch at all, as more hydropower dams…
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For Thai fishers facing dwindling catches, a Lao dam looms large

June 10, 2022
Laos plans to build a $2 billion, 684-megawatt dam on the Mekong River, just 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) from the Thai border. The proposed Sanakham…
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A Very Dangerous Dam

January 15, 2022
This wonderful oasis of Lao culture Mekong heritage is under threat from more dams along the endangered Mekong In 1995 Luang Prabang became a UNESCO-recgonised…