IUCN And Conservation International Concerned About Mekong Tributaries

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GENEVA, Switzerland

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Conservation International, in collaboration with the Cambodia National Mekong Committee, disseminated a report May 10 on the Freshwater Health Index, a tool to assess freshwater ecosystem health in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong rivers, which are major tributaries of the Mekong River. 

The livelihood of about 3.4 million people in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are a focus of concern because of human activity and hydropower dam development.