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Mekong project vows to invest in aquaculture

Cambodia’s natural fisheries resources have declined so significantly that they fail to meet consumers’ daily needs, according to a Wonders of the Mekong project statement on September 12. ...

Keo Kereya and Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-project-vows-invest-aquaculture

Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest

About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-reclaim-65000-hectares-of-flooded-forest

Farmers feel the pressure after conservation crackdown around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

Bat Savoeun claims he has Prime Minister Hun Sen’s signoff to farm his 2 hectares of land in Prek Tabaek village, on the edge of the swelling Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia’s Pursat province. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Ly Vouch Long
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/07/farmers-feel-the-pressure-after-conservation-crackdown-around-cambodias-tonle-sap-lake/

Tonle Sap Area in rezoning

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree on May 27 reassigning more than 34sq km of land in Zone 3 of the protected area surrounding Tonle Sap Lake to Zone 2. The rezoning will allow restricted use of the land for the 1,658 households in ...

Lay Samean and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-area-rezoning

PM orders maps redrawn to redress Tonle Sap issues

Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed authorities in six provinces to re-evaluate protected area zoning in the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake, to ensure that long-time residents of local communities would not be required to relocate. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-maps-redrawn-redress-tonle-sap-issues

PM hands over more than 3,000 hectares of land to people in Pursat

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to amend the area of ​​3,448 hectares, 77 and hand it over to the people of Pursat to live in and enjoy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083820/pm-hands-over-more-than-3000-hectares-of-land-to-people-in-pursat/

Flooding not keeping Banteay Meanchey farmers from producing rice

Farmers in Banteay Meanchey province have stepped up efforts to plant and sow rice, despite their rice being damaged by floods at the beginning of the rainy season. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooding-not-keeping-banteay-meanchey-farmers-producing-rice

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

Royal Academy president Sok Touch on his Tonle Sap wetlands investigation

In 2021, at the behest of the government, Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) president Sok Touch studied and investigated the challenges facing the Tonle Sap Lake, which covers an area of 640,000ha. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-academy-president-sok-touch-his-tonle-sap-wetlands-investigation

Illegal fishing crew on Tonle Sap Lake using electrical gear busted

RoyalL Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch, in collaboration with the South Tonle Sap Fisheries Administration Inspectorate forces, has stepped up enforcement of fishing regulations and seized illegal fishing equipment in provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-crew-tonle-sap-lake-using-electrical-gear-busted

Tonle Sap Lake forest replanting underway

More than 60,000ha of flooded forest land in Zone 3 in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake has been reclaimed from nearly 15,000 families and returned to the state. Officials have since reforested the area with different kinds of trees, bamboos and palm ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-forest-replanting-underway

German envoy attends Prek Toal opening

The Ministry of Environment inaugurated the Prek Toal Ramsar-site Core Area Management Centre building in Battambang province on February 18, with German ambassador Christian Berger in attendance. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/german-envoy-attends-prek-toal-opening

Officials told to testify over Tonle Sap wetland clearing

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court has summoned the Preah Netr Preah district governor and Prasat commune chief to testify next month in cases concerning the clearing of three forest areas near the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-told-testify-over-tonle-sap-wetland-clearing

Tonle Sap lake fishers target small-sized Borneo River sprats

The Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia, is connected to the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River. In terms of fish abundance, the lake is among the most productive in the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50998259/tonle-sap-lake-fishers-target-small-sized-borneo-river-sprats/

Huge swathes of land returned to state by evicted encroachers

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have determined that over 10,000ha of flooded forestland located in three different areas near the province’s Tonle Sap Lake shoreline have been illegally encroached upon, with more than 200 families having already returned in excess of 2,000ha of misappropriated land back ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-swathes-land-returned-state-evicted-encroachers

PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. ...

Long Kimmarita and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-do-not-defile-tonle-sap-swamp-forest-or-else

Proposed Tonle Sap ‘lake road’ to link Siem Reap and Battambang

Ministry of Public Works and Transport officials met this morning to discuss an ambitious proposal that will cross the Tonle Sap lake. The officials met via Zoom to to seek support from the Tonle Sap Authority – which manages the Tonle Sap Lake – for ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894526/proposed-road-across-tonle-sap-lake-to-link-siem-reap-and-battambang/

Thirty arrested for fishing illegally

Pursat province’s fisheries authorities who went on their enforcement operations down at the Tonle Sap lake arrested 30 men red-handed for illegal fishing yesterday. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50891881/thirty-arrested-for-fishing-illegally/

Tonle Sap Authority discovers 196 new plants around Tonle Sap Lake, one special species

A large variety of plants from the Tonle Sap Lake area have been discovered by officials from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA), but one tree in particular has revealed that it provides many benefits, according to TSA secretary-general Tony Hell on June 21. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-authority-discovers-196-new-plants-around-tonle-sap-lake-one-special-species

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