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Damming the Mekong

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2014 by Thim Kwai

The Mekong River is still a widely unindustrialized green river over most of it’s course. It’s the river with the second largest biodiversity on earth and a food source for 65 million people. Now the Mekong is under threat. A series of dams are planned on the main course of the river. Additionally there are dozends of more dams planned, under construction or already operating at the Mekong’s many tributaries. The Mekong River’s ecology is under severe threat…

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