Suspend any further development of the Don Sahong dam
  • Petitioned Mr. Goh Nan Kioh, Executive Chairman of Mega First

This petition was delivered to:

Mr. Goh Nan Kioh, Executive Chairman of Mega First

Suspend any further development of the Don Sahong dam

    1. Sponsored by

      World Wildlife Fund

The newly proposed Don Sahong Dam could herald the extinction of the rare and revered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. Today, just 85 survive in a small stretch of the Mekong River. The sound waves from the initial explosions to clear tons of rock could potentially kill dolphins equipped with highly sensitive hearing. Later, they would have to survive increased boat traffic, changes in water quality, and habitat destruction.

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

The clock is ticking. Mega First, the developers, have scheduled construction of the Don Sahong to begin later this year. So we must act now.

Sign the petition and tell Mega First that you won't let Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins be dammed.

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    • Cassady Lamb LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      I am a vegetarian and disrespect any one who hurts animals

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    • Jade Golden SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them whenever they require it." -- St. Francis of Assisi.

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    • Darren Kong LONG BEACH, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I'm Khmer and an animal supporter.

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    • Dayle Cabral LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 4 months ago

      my granddaughter has researched these whales the past year and has fallen in love with them.Since the Mekong river is the only home to the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins and only 85 left, then they are an endangered species. Today we already have so many impoverish and hungry people that we certainly do not need to add to the numbers with this dam severely impacting the fisheries.and hence impoverishing more than 60 million people.Please do step forward as a leader for sustainable development, as a forward thinking global citizen.

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    • Carmen Stanescu BRAILA, ROMANIA
      • 4 months ago

      Suspend it right now!

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