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  • Say No to Don Sahong Dam

    September 12, 2014

    Buddhist monks, community mobilizers, youth and various organizations rallied together against a backdrop of boats bearing banners asking Mega First to stop the controversial Don Sahong dam on the Mekong River on Sept. 11, 2014.

    protest on boat
  • Flying Squirrel, Rainbow Lizard Among 367 New Species Discovered in the Greater Mekong

    June 05, 2014

    The Greater Mekong region is home to a vast variety of wildlife and spectacular natural landscapes. More than 1,300 new species have been cataloged in the region since 1997.

    giant green frog
  • Saola Rediscovered: Rare Photos of Elusive Species from Vietnam

    November 12, 2013

    The saola—one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet—was photographed in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department.

    female saola
  • China Customs Authority's Wildlife Detector Dog Team is Ready for Action

    September 10, 2013

    Three fully trained Labrador retrievers are set to sniff out illegal wildlife parts and products in China's Yunnan Province.

  • Embarking on a Career in Conservation

    May 28, 2013

    I didn’t expect to embark on a career in conservation. The idea once made me picture wading in marshes clad with binoculars and a birding vest. Now, the past five months working for WWF in Laos has changed all that.

    Fishing in Laos
  • Protection for Asian Elephants and Help for Rangers

    March 13, 2013

    On a recent trip to Thailand, WWF's Leigh Henry saw elephants for the first time and reminds us why our successful conservation work benefits both species and people.

  • WWF Submits Half a Million Petition Signatures for Thai Ivory Ban

    February 27, 2013

    WWF handed over a global petition with more than half a million initial signatures from around the world demanding an end to Thailand's ivory trade. The petition was delivered personally to Prime Minister Shinawatra today in Bangkok.

  • Remarkable Species Discovered in Southeast Asia

    December 18, 2012

    A new bat named after its fiendish appearance, a subterranean blind fish, a ruby-eyed pit viper, and a frog that sings like a bird are among the 126 species from the Greater Mekong newly identified by scientists and highlighted in a new WWF report.

  • Rare Dolphin Offered a Second Chance

    November 15, 2012

    There are fewer than 100 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River of Southeast Asia, and researchers fear the numbers are shrinking even further. But now the dolphins may have something to smile about. In September local government agencies in Cambodia agreed to work with WWF to conserve dolphins and minimize or eliminate deaths from gillnets.

    Irrawaddy dolphin breaching
  • The Mighty Mekong at Risk

    November 07, 2012

    The Mekong River’s spectacular biodiversity, rich fisheries and the livelihoods of millions are all at grave risk after the government of Laos broke ground on November 7, 2012 on a massive hydropower dam. The Xayaburi dam will be the first dam to span the entire mainstem of the lower Mekong River—home to more than 1100 freshwater fish species.

    Greater Mekong People and Communities
  • WWF Joins U.S. Secretary of State to Help Conservation in the Lower Mekong

    July 19, 2012

    WWF and Secretary of State Clinton partner to help conservation in the Lower Mekong region.

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  • U.S. Ambassador Lives a Day in the Life of an Elephant Ranger

    Far from an embassy or diplomatic meeting room, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney spent a day on patrol with wildlife rangers. Inside Kui Buri National Park in southwest Thailand, Ambassador Kenney learned firsthand the challenges rangers face as they work to protect nature.

  • Miracle of the Mekong

    Carter Roberts, WWF President and CEO, provides details about the importance of protecting the Mekong –an extraordinary place that is rich with natural resources.

  • Tigers Threatened by Proposed Dam

    Rare new footage shows a tigress and her cubs inside the forests of Thailand’s Mae Wong National Park. But along with this thrilling video comes news of a possible irreversible threat—a $400 million dam proposed on the nearby Mae Wong River.

    Indochinese Tiger