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Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday.
A UN report said Thursday that a dam-building spree in China poses the greatest threat to the future of the already beleaguered Mekong, one of the world's major rivers and a key source of water for the region.
Dire environmental pollution plagues Mekong Delta: seminar HANOI, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Mekong Delta provinces are facing serious environmental degradation with more than 220,000 tons of industrial waste being dumped every year into the surroundings, The Youth reported on Thursday.
The world's only known hairy-nosed otter in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today.
Some species bounce back 20-fold due to better protection from hunters
Four endangered giant catfish were released Wednesday into the Mekong River after seven years of captivity in hopes of boosting the population of the species, which has fallen sharply in the last two decades.