The Mekong Dam Monitor provides documented data that describes how dam operations – China has the largest ones – are disrupting the healthy balance and unique character of the Mekong river system. Climate change introduces more uncertainty into the equation.
The May release of a giant stingray back into the Mekong’s deepest waters in Cambodia made headlines, but threats to the Mekong persist. Several Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia have died. The last one in Laos, living in a Lao-Cambodia deep pool, died in February.