Posted inStory / Cambodia

Cambodia creates ‘Maps of Hope’

Nearly 50 of Cambodia’s leading scientists and environmental policy experts are meeting with partners on the maps to locate where to protect, sustainably manage and restore nature to enable Cambodia to deliver on its strategic priorities around biodiversity, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.

Posted inVideo / Mekong

Mekong River dams cause foods and damages to farmers

Yanyong Srijaroen, WWF-Thailand Wetlands Project Manager stated that the operation of Chinese dams often involves the untimely and unexpected release of large amounts of water destroying the nests and eggs of young birds of the endangered species. Moreover, dams located at the source lead to salinization and the decline of fisheries, which affects the surrounding villages that depend on the river, as well as to its negative effects on crops because of the sediment that usually fertilizes crops at the top of the source.