Evidence-based conservation from the Lower Mekong

Sunderland, Terry C.H., Sayer, Jeffrey A., and Hoang, Minh-Ha (2013) Evidence-based conservation from the Lower Mekong. In: Sunderland, Terry C.H., Sayer , Jeffrey, and Hoang, Minh-Ha, (eds.) Evidence-based Conservation: lessons from the Lower Mekong. Earthscan Forest Library . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 3-13.

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[Extract] Sixty million people live in the Lower Mekong Basin. They have emerged from decades of wars and civil conflict to confront a struggle of a new kind. The minerals, agricultural lands and especially the hydropower potential of their landscapes are eagerly coveted by governments and corporations from around the region. There are now nineteen dams on the Mekong river and countless more on its tributaries - Laos alone has seventy-seven active dam projects. Mines are springing up everywhere - both large industrial mines and small artisanal ones. Plantations of oil palm, rubber, fibre trees and numerous other crops are expanding rapidly. A region that until recently retained vast tracts of relatively undisturbed natural rain forests is rapidly being sliced up by expanding networks of roads.

Item ID: 26234
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84971-394-8
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 04:00
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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