A Thousand Times: How the Don Sahong Dam Endangers Communities

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A Thousand Times: How the Don Sahong Dam Endangers Communities

Millions of people in the Mekong River Region are at risk of losing their livelihoods, as more and more hydroelectric dams are being built. The Don Sahong Dam, a project being built by the Malaysian Corporation Mega First, in Laos (two kilometers from the Cambodian border), is one of these project endangering local communities.

The dam will impact the migration of fish that are now abundant, the flow of sediment that currently fertilizes the crops, and the habitat of the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins that support the local tourist economy, therefor threatenin the life and livelihoods of Mekong River communities. Learn more about how the communities are fighting the Don Sahong Dam Project here.