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Planned Ywarthit mega-dam on Salween River threatens Karenni communities

Ko Thaike (The Voice of Myanmar Youth) The Salween River is the last major free flowing river in Southeast Asia, and it is currently under threat from mega hydropower dam projects. If we do not protect the Salween River, we [...]

The Statement of Mong Pan (Mongton) Local Communities on proposed Mongton dam

10 March 2015 We, a local people from Mong Pan and Mongton where each township is 33 miles distance from the proposed Mongton hydropower project have not received any information relating to the project. We are writing to express our [...]

Cambodian Villagers Threaten Renewed Protests Against Dam Developer

Indigenous villagers perform a spiritual ceremony to curse the developer of the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province, Feb. 28, 2015. Hundreds of indigenous villagers on Monday threatened to continue protests against the developer of a [...]

Dam public consultation ends in protest, criticism

By Lun Min Mang Doubts surrounded both the conduct and the outcome of the first public consultation meeting on the Mong Ton Dam in Taunggyi yesterday. Activists wearing headbands calling for an end to dams on the Thanlwin River stand [...]

Mekong Delta residents object to Don Sahong dam construction

People in the Mekong Delta and scientists have opposed construction of Don Sahong Dam in Laos and other dams on the Mekong River, according to the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN). Farmers net white-legged shrimp in the Mekong Delta province [...]

Opponents seek to halt dam construction on SE Asia’s second longest river

  Fishermen sail their boats to the bank of the Nu River, also known as the Salween River, near Lushui in southwest China's Yunnan province March 3, 2007. REUTERS/Nir Elias BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists, researchers and environmentalists from [...]

A Threat to Cambodia’s Sacred Forests

In a remote valley in southwest Cambodia, an indigenous group fights to protect its homes from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam. In southwest Cambodia, at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains, is a single dirt road that meanders [...]

The Hutgyi Dam Project and the rights of Karen stateless in Mae Hong Son, Thailand

The Hutgyi Dam Project and the rights of Karen stateless in Mae Hong Son, Thailand By Mueda nawanat Acknowledgements  I would like to thank Earth Rights International for giving me this opportunity. This class has helped me improve my English [...]

Villagers want creek cleaned up before more mines open

A lawyer representing Karen villagers in lower Klity Creek in Kanchanaburi's Thong Pha Phum district, who have suffered lead poisoning since the 1990s, said yesterday the Pollution Control Department (PCD) had ignored a Supreme Administrative Court order to rehabilitate the [...]

KNU protests as EGAT marks Salween River Hat Gyi dam site

Villagers living along the Salween River claim that the Thai energy authority are moving ahead with plans to build a dam at the Hat Gyi site. Villagers in the area said that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have [...]