From the Critically Endangered Mekong giant catfish navigating the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand to the elusive saola found in Vietnam's Annamite mountains, the Greater Mekong's mammals are rare and of global significance.
With once-plentiful species such as the tiger, elephant and rhinoceros now facing extinction, WWF is actively working to protect these animals through:
habitat conservation and preservation
supporting government action on the illegal wildlife trade
developing eco-tourism that provide communities with an economic incentive to preserve and conserve their natural heritage.