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Cambodia Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status to Protect a Mekong Biodiversity Hotspot 
December 28, 2022

Cambodia Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status to Protect a Mekong Biodiversity Hotspot 

By Tom Fawthrop
This potentially spectacular success story for global conservation could be derailed if a huge dam project gets the green light.

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong
December 08, 2022

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the veteran British journalist and filmmaker Tom Fawthrop.
The Precarious State of the Mekong
November 24, 2022

The Precarious State of the Mekong

By Nicholas Muller
Prolonged stress on the Lower Mekong Basin is reaching an ecological tipping point, threatening millions of livelihoods.

Will the Mekong River Really Become the Next South China Sea?
October 04, 2022

Will the Mekong River Really Become the Next South China Sea?

By Sebastian Strangio
Amid competition between China and the U.S., the question of the river's fate has been imbued with a strategic undercurrent.

A Depleted River Scores a World Record Catch
June 21, 2022

A Depleted River Scores a World Record Catch

By Luke Hunt
Giant Mekong stingray weighs in at 300-kilograms – and helps solve a mystery.

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize
May 26, 2022

Thai Mekong Campaigner Awarded Prominent Environmental Prize

By Sebastian Strangio
The efforts of Niwat Roykaew, known commonly as “Khru Ti,” were instrumental in halting a China-led channel deepening project.

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River
May 12, 2022

Cambodian Fishermen Pull Endangered Giant Stingray From Mekong River

By Sebastian Strangio
The discovery is a reminder of the rich aquatic ecology that is at risk from unbounded hydropower developments.
Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project
April 29, 2022

Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project

By Sebastian Strangio
The Phou Ngoy dam is one of nine hydropower projects that the Lao government is planning on the mainstream of the Mekong River.

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region
April 28, 2022

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with journalist Abby Seiff about the challenges facing Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake.

Hydropower Dams Have Had ‘Profound’ Impact on Mekong River, Monitor Claims
March 08, 2022

Hydropower Dams Have Had ‘Profound’ Impact on Mekong River, Monitor Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
A year of data from the Mekong Dam Monitor shows the extent of the impact on Southeast Asia's longest river.

A Perfect Dry: The Mekong River Enters its Fourth Year of Drought
February 11, 2022

A Perfect Dry: The Mekong River Enters its Fourth Year of Drought

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Brian Eyler of the Stimson Center.
Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region
August 09, 2021

Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region

By Lohita Solanki
The newfound attention on climate change at the MGC is a recent development, but a necessary one.

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