Where is the Mekong River basin?
The Mekong’s drainage basin covers 795,000 km²
23% is located in Thailand, 21% in China, 20% in Cambodia, 8% in Vietnam, and the remaining 3% is in Myanmar. From its source in China to the border with the Lao PDR, the river drops very rapidly – 4,500 meters.
Where does the Mekong River start and finish?
What would happen if the Mekong River was threatened?
It would irreversibly change the ecosystem that over 60 million people rely on for food, and will likely result in the extinction of the iconic Mekong giant catfish and other fish species.
Why is Mekong River called the mother of all rivers?
The Mekong River is called the “mother of waters” because it is such a tremendous resource for such a large number of people.