WWF-Thailand announces the completion of nomination of Songkhram River as Thailand’s next wetland of RAMSAR
The Songkhram River Basin is one of the most important, yet one of the least known, rivers of Thailand’s northeastern region. It is the last Mekong tributary in Thailand that has no major infrastructure blocking the water flow. This means, fishes can swim freely into Songkhram River from Mekong and use it as a spawning ground. This will, in turn, replenish fish stocks and become food sources for this part of the Mekong Region. The quality of water in Songkhram River is also vital for agriculture, especially rice farming. Once accepted by the National Environmental Board, this soon-to-be RAMSAR site will cover 92 kms. stretch of Songkhram River, or an area of 34,000 Rais encompassing 49 communities, and over 240,000 people will be positively affected.
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