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The story of Sompong Wiengjun and her fight against the Pak Mun Dam continues our series on female environmental campaigners who’ve stood up for conservation and rights around the country

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Sompong Wiengjun sits on a balcony of her house along a dirt road running parallel to the Mun River in Khong Chiam district, Ubon Ratchathani. She sighs while gazing at the foul-smelling river. Twenty years ago, she would have been catching fish and planting vegetables along the river bank. 

Sompong Wiengjun, a leader of the Pak Mun Dam protesters.

Life would have been simple and sustainable, only if the Pak Mun Dam had never been built.

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