A blue Mekong means sinking biodiversity

isaanrecord.com, 21.01.20
A blue Mekong means sinking biodiversity

After the unusual change of color of the Mekong River last year, environmental expert Santiparp Siriwattanaphaiboon warned that manmade changes “will eventually bring an end to the civilization of those living on the banks of the Mekong.”

The waters of the Mekong River have traditionally been a muddy brown. Recently its waters have turned blue, a sign of an emerging natural and social calamity.

The Isaan Record’s Yodsapon Kerdviboon talks to Santiparp Siriwattanaphaiboon, a lecturer at Udon Thani Rajabhat University’s Department of Environmental Science, about the recent phenomenon.

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