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Mr. Goh Nan Kioh, Executive Chairman of Mega First,

I urge you to immediately suspend any further development of the Don Sahong dam. The Mekong River is the only home of the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin and the heart, spirit and lifeblood of the Cambodian people.

If built, the Don Sahong dam will directly cause the extinction of important species unique to the Mekong, such as the dolphin.

Expected severe impacts to fisheries from the dam will impoverish more than 60 million people in Cambodia and the Lower Mekong Basin.

There are alternative approaches and technologies that support sustainable management of the Mekong River’s resources and can help meet energy needs. Mega First does not need to be the company remembered for permanent and widespread damage to the Mekong River. You can choose to be a trailblazer for sustainable development, and demonstrate your leadership in being a responsible and forward-looking global citizen.

The Mekong River is a vital natural resource and I am making my voice heard to protect its future from this destructive dam, for people and for wildlife.

Signed,

WWF (World Wildlife Fund / World Wide Fund for Nature)

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

This petition will put much-needed pressure on Mega First, the major financer of the Don Sahong dam planned for the mainstream of the Mekong river in Cambodia to reassess and improve their plans. 

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This petition will put much-needed pressure on Mega First, the major financer of the Don Sahong dam planned for the mainstream of the Mekong river in Cambodia to reassess and improve their plans. 

Just 85 Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins survive today in a small stretch of the Mekong River. And now, they are being threatened by a newly proposed hydropower project, Don Sahong dam. 

Don Sahong dam is not just bad news for Mekong dolphins: it will have dire consequences for the food security and livelihoods of the people who rely on the Mekong River's rich fisheries.

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