Deforestation, Mekong River's biggest threat | WWF

Deforestation, Mekong River's biggest threat

Posted on 20 December 2011
From China.Org: The biggest threat the Mekong River's ecological system faces is not the controversial dam- building projects, as some NGOs claim, but the long-time deforestation on the river basin, a Thai expert contended. Speaking with Xinhua before the 4th Summit of the six-country Greater Mekong Subregion-Economic Cooperation (GMS), Surachai Sirikrai, professor with the Faculty of Political Science of Thammasat University in Bangkok, looked back on the history of how the riparian countries have explored and utilized the rich resources provided by the Mekong River.