The undammed Mekong River has an extraordinary aquatic biodiversity, second only to the Amazon. Building mainstream dams would push the endangered species such as the Irrawaddy Dolphin, the Mekong Giant Catfish, and countless other migratory fish species to the brink of extinction. Losing this ecological wealth would be a tragedy of global proportions.
Reports, Briefings and Websites
- Don Sahong Dam and Irrawaddy Dolphin. WWF Briefing Sheet, Mark R. Bezuijen, Richard Zanre and Marc Goichot. September 2007.
- Mekong fish survey in Chinag Khan district, Loei, Thailand. Living Rivers Siam 2007
- See stunning 360 degree photography along the Mekong River, including at Luang Prabang, Siphandone, Stung Treng, Kratie, and the Mekong Delta.
World’s Largest Catfish Species Threatened by Dam, Stefan Lovgren, National Geographic News, 8 April, 2008