Stop the Don Sahong Dam and Save Mekong Dolphins: Voices from Impacted Communities- Heng Somborey

The newly proposed Don Sahong Dam could herald the extinction of the rare and revered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. Today, just 85 survive in a small stretch of the Mekong River. The sound waves from the initial explosions to clear tons of rock could potentially kill dolphins equipped with highly sensitive hearing. Later, they will have to survive increased boat traffic, changes in water quality, and habitat destruction.