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Mekong Communities Speak Out for Their Natural Heritage

More than 500 people gathered along the banks of the Mekong River in Chiang Khong, Thailand on February 5 to take a stand against plans to blast away the Khon Pi Luang rapids just a few kilometers upstream. The blasting is part of a large-scale plan to expand the navigability of the Mekong River between Yunnan and Luang Prabang. The project, which was approved through a Thai Cabinet Resolution in December 2016, would irreversibly alter the Mekong River’s vibrant ecosystem and the lives of the many communities that depend on it.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Community fisheries
  • Special economic zones
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
  • Chiang Rai
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-SA-3.0-IGO
Author (individual) Sophie Ironside
Publisher International Rivers
Publication date 2017
Keywords sez
Date uploaded August 8, 2019, 06:25 (UTC)
Date modified August 26, 2020, 07:59 (UTC)