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Thailand – China’s dams on Mekong River take toll on fish in neighboring countries

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Fishermen, farmers and residents around the Mekong River in the Chiang Rai Province have expressed dissatisfaction and dismay at the adverse effects caused by China’s eleven dams on the river.

They have explained that the dams have disrupted the river and changed its nature, as they said the river would now tend to be more coercive and harsher on the wildlife The irregularities of the flow of river have taken their toll on fish, as they cannot spawn since the river has become unpredictable and the wet season can no longer be relied on.

The Chiang Khong Conservation Group said the local communities have urged authorities to tackle the issue; stakeholders, however, seem reluctant to take action to address the issue, adding that those responsible for the dams would say the problems are not caused by the dams.

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