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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

Tonle Sap fishermen claim a decline in fishing yield due to environmental factors

Some fishermen living in core areas of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve in Kampong Thom province claim that fishing yields have been declining over the last three years due to low water levels in the wet season, forest fires in the dry season and climate ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810402/tonle-sap-fishermen-claim-a-decline-in-fishing-yield-due-to-environmental-factors/

Canal renovation to rescue farmers fields in Cholkiri

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology is speeding up dredging of a 3km canal channelling water from the Tonle Sap Lake to supply 4,000ha of rice fields in Koh Thkov commune, in Cholkiri district. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-renovation-rescue-farmers-fields-cholkiri

NGO urges Cambodia’s Interior Ministry to intervene in eviction of Vietnamese from Tonle Sap Lake

A nongovernmental organization in Cambodia called on the country’s Interior Ministry to intervene in the eviction of more than 2,000 ethnic Vietnamese living on the Tonle Sap Lake, saying land demarcated for their relocation lacks the infrastructure necessary to support them. ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/vietnamese-11142018160710.html

Freshwater fish yield, fishing crimes increase

Members of the fishing community and the fisheries authority said on Tuesday that freshwater fish yields might be greater than that of last year, while fishing crimes have risen in the flooded forest areas surrounding the Tonle Sap lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freshwater-fish-yield-fishing-crimes-increase

Crackdown on illegal fishing in Tonle Sap

Pursat provincial police and fishery administration officials cracked down on a large scale illegal fishing operation along Tonle Sap lake and seized equipment including over 5,300 fishing nets in Kandieng district’s Raing Til commune. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50524750/crackdown-on-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap/

Crackdown nets 43 cases of illegal fishing

Fisheries administration officials and local authorities on Wednesday discovered off-season fishing activities in 43 areas along Tonle Sap lake in Kampong Chhnang province. ...

Or Sreypich
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521263/crackdown-nets-43-cases-of-illegal-fishing/

Illegal fishing cases see decline

Illegal fishing cases slumped by about 12 percent in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said in a report released yesterday. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514953/illegal-fishing-cases-see-decline/

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