Wonders of the Mekong

17 young boy holding a migratory cyprinid cirrhinus microlepis

The Wonders of the Mekong: A Foundation for Sustainable Development and Resilience is an initiative to study the biodiversity, climate, and hydrology of the Mekong River Basin, build partnerships between organizations working toward a sustainable future for the region, and develop educational materials to increase awareness about the value of a healthy Mekong River. The project also hopes to foster discussions about aligning development goals with conservation, and how the Mekong region can adapt to a changing climate

The project is a partnership between the University of Nevada Reno’s Global Water Center and the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Cambodia (IFReDI), with funding from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Other collaborators include FISHBIO, the University of Sydney, and Utah State University. This interdisciplinary team will study the economic, environmental, and cultural importance of the Mekong to describe the tangible and intangible benefits of this rich ecosystem. Follow the project on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.

Project Contact: Zeb Hogan