Mekong Adventures with the ARIS

The Mekong River is a challenging place for fisheries research due to its turbid waters, dynamic hydrology, and the often remote location of sampling sites. These challenges Read More…

River Legends: The Irrawaddy River Dolphin

Legends tell of a goddess who lived in the Yangtze River in China. The goddess in these tales is really the Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), a freshwater dolphin Read More…

Bringing Conservation Full Circle

Sometimes it takes a while to see an idea become a reality. We first started working with local fishers in the villages of Ang Noi and Sakai Read More…

Film Friday: Catching Fish, Collecting Data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CLDwuTKJGg&t Today's Film Friday highlights a participatory research project we conducted with fishermen in Laos. With support from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, we trained Read More…

Film Friday: The Nakasng Fish Landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ct-d-X6OY Today's Film Friday is a look at bustling Nakasang Fish Landing, located on the Mekong River in Laos near the border with Cambodia. This site is Read More…

A Fish Conservation Zone Blessing

As our efforts to establish a Fish Conservation Zone (FCZ) at Kengmai Rapids in Laos drew to a close, we marked the milestone with a ceremony, a Read More…

Riverside gardens

The months of March and April are the height of the dry season in Laos. No rain breaks the persistent heat and the air is hazy with Read More…