“We want to set up solar power plants in many locations. We believe solar power will provide lower prices. As EdC director, I do not want to see the Mekong River a part of hydropower [production].”
Six dolphins were reported to have died last year – the highest number when compared to previous years. In 2017, only two Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River had died while 10 were born.
Recent cross-border cooperation workshop in which members of the Provincial Wildlife Enforcement Networks (P-WENs) from five provinces in the Golden Triangle area of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
A survey conducted in 2019 had recorded 26 dolphins between the Mandalay-Kyaukmyaing Conservation Area and about 76 dolphins between Mandalay and Bhamo.
Some may still be hiding in Vietnamese lakes and rivers, and maybe even across the border in Laos. We just need to find the survivors, catch them, and bring a breeding pair together before it’s too late.
In Quảng Bình province, on the coast of central Vietnam, priests and religious have backed since last August local protests against the construction of a dam that puts the homes of hundreds of families at risk.