Covering a distance of nearly 5,000 km from its source on the Tibetan Plateau in China to the Mekong Delta, the river flows through six countries: China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
Where does the Mekong River start and finish?
What are the top 3 countries that rely on fish from the Mekong River?
A highly migratory fish, the species occurs in the Mekong and its medium-to-large sized tributaries, as well as in Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap lake. Distribution in the Greater Mekong: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan (China).
What is the source of the Mekong River?
Is Cambodia part of the Golden Triangle?
Cambodia remains a major supplier of cannabis to countries in East and Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. Large amounts of heroin are also smuggled throughout the (Golden Triangle). Drug abuse is increasing among street children and rates of HIV/AIDS are increasing due to intravenous drug usage.
Are there sharks in the Mekong River?
Despite its name, it is not a shark. It is found in the Mekong basin as well as the Chao Phraya River, and is heavily cultivated for food there.
How many animals live in the Mekong River?
The Greater Mekong has no fewer than 20,000 species of plants, 1,200 bird species, 800 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 430 mammal species.