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The Salween River | by International Rivers
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The Salween River

The Salween River is home to a large number of diverse ethnic groups and is a rich hub of natural resources. It is a highly complex ecosystem, teeming

with life. Unlike other major rivers around the world, the

Salween remains largely untouched by man-made



However in the past several decades however efforts have

been made to develop hydropower projects along the

entire length of the Salween River in Burma. The proposed projects have faced strong opposition as result of their expected impacts on human rights and the environment, as well as on-going armed conflict

between Burmese security forces and ethnic groups

along the River.


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Taken on March 13, 2016