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THIS IS MEKONG DELTA

Southeast Asia’s largest delta, world’s third largest watershed

The Mekong River delta covers an area of about 60,000 km2 and comprises a dense network of canals and dykes. As global concern for the survival of deltas grows, the Mekong River delta, the world’s third largest delta, densely populated, considered as Southeast Asia’s most important food basket, and rich in biodiversity at the world scale, is also increasingly affected by human activities and exposed to subsidence and coastal erosion.

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freshwater fish species

The Mekong basin is one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world. Only the Amazon boasts a higher level of biodiversity. Biota estimates for the Greater Mekong subregion include 20,000 plant species, 430 mammals, 1,200 birds, 800 reptiles and amphibians, and an estimated 850 freshwater fish species. The most species rich orders among the freshwater fish in the river basin are cypriniforms (377 species) and catfish (92 species).

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