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WWF takes on Salween river dam project

WWF has taken on the fight to stop the Salween river Damn, which I first blogged about while travelling in the region in 2005/20066.

A deal signed between Thailand and Myanmar would clear the way for the first large-scale hydropower plant on the Salween River in north-eastern Myanmar. The project could displace and negatively impact upon tens of thousands of poor and marginalized people from ethnic minorities in that country, warns WWF.

The entire area I visited and the traditional Karen jungle villages I spent time in will be flooded by this dam. All to provide power to Bangkok and other large urban centres. has more details.

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