Stories of the Mekong

Released on April 18, 2017

In February 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development launched “Wonders of the Mekong,” a five-year, $5 million program to highlight the importance of the Mekong River and ensure it remains a viable resource for the people of Southeast Asia. The lead researcher on the project is Dr. Zeb Hogan, a biologist at the University of Nevada-Reno and host of the National Geographic Channel TV show “Monster Fish.” Other partners include the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Cambodia and the University of Nevada Global Water Center.

During the Wonders of the Mekong project, National Geographic will publish a series of online articles that take a closer look at the Mekong river system and the people who depend on it for their livelihoods. The articles can be found in English here:

You can also access Khmer-language translations of these articles, courtesy of U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh: