The authors collected data on population abundance and body size trends for eight megafishes in this region to better understand their conservation statuses. Data were collected in June 2018 using a local ecological knowledge survey of 96 fishers in 12 villages. Results confirm that Mekong megafishes are severely endangered. Species Conservation Strategies should be developed and must address pervasive illegal fishing activities, alongside habitat degradation and blocked migrations, to recover declining populations.
Campbell, T., K. Pin, P.B. Ngor, and Z. Hogan
25 June 2020
megafauna, biodiversity, freshwater, conservation, body size, abundance, human impact, dams, endangered, local ecological knowledge