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This document outlines the impacts of the Xayaburi dam on five of the Mekong’s largest fish and provides a short discussion about potential impacts to other threatened and migratory species. The author discusses shortcomings in the Environmental Impact Assessment and warns that the dam will have serious negative impacts on the migratory and imperilled fish of the lower Mekong River. It is argued that the impending changes could drive the Mekong giant catfish and the giant pangasius catfish to extinction.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Biodiversity
  • Community fisheries
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Hogan, Zeb
Publication place Reno, USA
Publisher University of Nevada
Publication date 2011
Pagination 13 p.
Date uploaded June 10, 2015, 22:04 (UTC)
Date modified August 29, 2015, 13:37 (UTC)