Despite the opposition from governments, environmentalists and villagers, it looks like the Xayaburi dam project will go ahead.
What hope is there now that the Thai government will relent on the proposed Mae Wong dam? Online petitions, pressure from conservation groups, and even legal action, have not yet forced a cancellation of the proposed dam.
This year the World Wildlife Fund has photo-trapped 11 tigers in Mae Wong National Park, including two cubs. This may make Mae Wong the only place on the planet where tiger numbers are increasing.
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