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A decade of effort: Restoring the Tonle Sap flooded forests

In a remarkable ten-year effort, Conservation International Cambodia (CI Cambodia) has restored approximately 600 hectares of the Tonle Sap’s flooded forest, a critical ecosystem within Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a-decade-of-effort-restoring-the-tonle-sap-flooded-forests

Siem Reap forces targeting illegal fishing practices

The Siem Reap provincial authority, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) provincial cantonment, has initiated a campaign to inspect and address crimes in all fishing territories along Tonle Sap Lake. The campaign aims to educate fishermen about the prohibition of illegal fishing gear. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-forces-targeting-illegal-fishing-practices

FAO launch PEARL agriculture initiative

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a partnership with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment to launch the Public-Social-Private Partnerships for Ecologically-Sound Agriculture and Resilient Livelihood in Northern Tonle Sap Basin (PEARL). ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fao-launch-pearl-agriculture-initiative

Mekong crisis calls for global response: official

Cambodia has called for enhanced international partnerships to tackle pressing issues in the Mekong basin, such as declining water levels, reduced fish stocks and the reverse flow into the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-crisis-calls-global-response-official

20,000 ha of protected Tonle Sap area converted into Zone 2

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have converted 20,000 hectares of protected land of Tonle Sap lake from Zone 3 to Zone 2, enabling people residing in the area to do farming. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314616/20000-ha-of-protected-tonle-sap-area-converted-into-zone-2/

NGO seeks exchange of plastic waste from Tonle Sap Lake for rice

The BambooShoot Foundation is looking for companies, philanthropists or business associations that will exchange more than 10 tonnes of plastic waste from the Tonle Sap Lake for 3.5 tonnes of rice. The NGO wants to use the rice to reward the 350 families from Peam ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seeks-exchange-plastic-waste-tonle-sap-lake-rice

Hopes high for Kampong Chhnang logistics hub

Locally-owned KLP.T Transportation Co Ltd’s new multi-purpose port and logistics centre just east of Kampong Chhnang town is expected to provide a substantial boost to Cambodian freight movement, particularly of agricultural products from the provinces bordering Tonle Sap Lake to international markets. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hopes-high-kampong-chhnang-logistics-hub

Action plan set to safeguard Tonle Sap Lake

An inter-ministerial committee tasked with combating fisheries crimes at Tonle Sap Lake has issued a five-point action plan designed to preserve it as a natural resource for long-term public interests. The committee, led by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina, finalised the plan during ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/action-plan-set-safeguard-tonle-sap-lake

Prahok fish season bountiful

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina expressed his admiration for this year’s fishing season haul, which has seen fishermen catching up to three tonnes of fish in less than an hour, something he credits to the government’s efforts at preventing illegal fishing and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prahok-fish-season-bountiful

TEN Network receives ‘widespread’ support

The private sector considers the establishment of the “Tonle Sap Eco-Tourism Network” proposed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, and known as the TEN Network, as an important step in attracting national and international tourists to explore the potential of the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-network-receives-widespread-support

Pushing for safety: Ministry issues guidelines on students’ travel to school

In the wake of the recent boat capsize tragedy which claimed the lives of 11 students, the Education Ministry is pushing for measures to enhance safety, including an end to the use of modes of transport which pose a risk to passengers. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173211/pushing-for-safety-ministry-issues-guidelines-on-students-travel-to-school/

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

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