Opposition increases to controversial Mekong dam
WWF public event to share the concerns of more than a quarter of a million people who are calling on Mega First Corporation to suspend construction of the controversial Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River.
More than a quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling for a halt to a highly controversial dam in Laos on the Mekong River. The Don Sahong dam will block the only channel available for year-round fish migration in the Mekong, putting at risk the world’s largest inland fishery on which 60 million people depend. Shock waves from explosives used in construction may endanger a population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin close by. Together with local organisations, WWF is calling for an independent, science-based assessment of social and environmental impacts, and evaluation against more sustainable alternatives.
Original article posted on: 09.11.14 Updated on: 23.03.15