Citizen guards protect fish stocks on a fragile river

In the rainy season, shrubs and small trees are submerged in the Sesan River. The Sesan runs from east to west from Vietnam’s central highlands across the northern Ratanakiri region of Cambodia where it flows into the great Mekong River. 

[…] But this community in Cambodia’s northern Ratanakiri province is now facing a major challenge. Their fish catch is declining drastically, which they attribute to illegal fishing and the Lower Sesan 2 dam, Cambodia’s largest hydropower project being constructed downstream and slated to go online late this year.

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