Opinion: Floodplain wetlands of the Mekong – going, going, gone?

The swamp forests, reedbeds and flooded grasslands of the Lower Mekong basin form one of the most biologically important regions on the planet. But these ecosystems are vanishing at an alarming pace. A rapid and irreversible change is taking place in the Lower Mekong basin. Floodplain grassland...

Mekong River foreign ministers agree to five-year action plan for cooperation

Source: The Nation  Date: 16 December 2017 ​DALI, CHINA - FOREIGN MINISTERS from six countries that straddle the Mekong River adopted a five-year action plan of cooperation when they met in Dali, southwest China, yesterday. The meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) brought together se...

Dams threaten Mekong: experts

Source: mmtimes, 26th October 2017 One of the world's greatest rivers is under threat from unregulated activities in riparian countries, including dam construction, which disrupt the river's flow and break down its food chains, experts cautioned.They said that if nothing is done to improve the situa...

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