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Mekong projects ‘to kill biodiversity’

The Mekong River and the Golden Triangle

The Mekong River and the Golden Triangle. Photo Wikimedia Commons.


DEVELOPMENT projects in the lower reaches of the Mekong River will take a great toll on the area’s biodiversity, experts have warned, with much of its fauna and flora facing imminent extinction.

In the face of major projects, such as the plan for a navigation route on the Mekong from Chiang Rai province down to Luang Prabang in Laos, as well as a controversial dam, concerned academics and experts attended the Greater Mekong Forum in Bangkok on Friday.

Full story: The Nation

By Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation