Salween River Biodiversity Study Reveals Endangered Species Threatened by Dams

Khoe Kay: Biodiversity in Peril, written by the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), is a detailed survey of the rich biodiversity of Khoe Kay on the Salween River. The study identifies over forty endangered plant and animal species which are being threatened by plans to build a series of large hydropower dams and ongoing military actions. The area includes the site of the planned Weigyi Dam, one of five giant hydropower dams planned for the lower Salween River by the Burmese, Thai and Chinese governments. The report predicts several serious impacts, including fisheries, forests, greenhouse gas emissions, and cumulative impacts from a cascade of dams.

Read the full report here.

For more information visit the Salween Watch website.