New Dam could put Mekong Giant Catfish at Risk of Extinction

Damming the mainstream of the Lower Mekong River in Laos represents a considerable new threat to the survival of the Mekong Giant Catfish, one of the world’s largest and rarestfreshwater fish.


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These fish were once plentiful in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, but there may now be less than 100 remaining. Threats to the survival of the species include over-fishing, pollution, and dam construction. 

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