New Book Urges Action to Prevent ‘Last Days of the Mighty Mekong’

Washington, D.C – Development projects on the Mekong River pose a great threat to the livelihoods of people and ecosystems in the region, a new book by Southeast Asia expert Brian Eyler contends.

In “Last Days of the Mighty Mekong”, published in February, Eyler presents a detailed study of the current state of the Mekong and the severe environmental and social consequences of economic development along the waterway.

The Mekong River is home to more than 70 million people. Its biodiversity and abundant aquatic resources, including fish, minerals, sediments, and water, support the livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia.

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