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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://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/a-decade-of-effort-restoring-the-tonle-sap-flooded-forests

Minister, World Bank discuss active and new water projects

The Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology received a senior World Bank delegation to exchange lessons learned from on-going water and irrigation projects to improve the implementation of a new one. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459832/minister-world-bank-discuss-active-and-new-water-projects/

Manet pledges ongoing protection for Tonle Sap

Prime Minister Hun Manet has committed to the continued protection of the Tonle Sap Lake, while also reiterating the government’s measures to support Cambodian farmers. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-pledges-ongoing-protection-for-tonle-sap

Waste management essential in rural Cambodia

A study by International Development Enterprises (iDE) Cambodia has discovered polluted waters in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and is urging for waste collection services to be implemented to eliminate affected groundwater and surface water sources.  ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/waste-management-essential-in-rural-cambodia

New landfill for Kampong Thom officially inaugurated

More than $4 million worth of landfills in Kampong Thom province were officially inaugurated on Monday to help improve sanitation and environmental management services around Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314371/new-landfill-for-kampong-thom-officially-inaugurated/

PM orders officials to beef up crack down on rising land grabbing in Tonle Sap

Prime Minister Hun Sen today instructed the Cambodian armed forces and provincial authorities to crack down on illegal land grabbing at the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501303181/pm-orders-officials-to-beef-up-crack-down-on-rising-land-grabbing-in-tonle-sap/

Private investors sought for $55m ecotourism project

Private sector investment is being sought for a $55 million project to develop sustainable eco-tourism in the Cardamom Mountains and Tonle Sap area. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-private-investors-sought-for-55m-ecotourism-project

Experts conduct water quality check of Tonle Sap

The Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute with the staff of the Wonders of the Mekong, is conducting a water quality study in the Tonle Sap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501237003/experts-conductwater-quality-checkof-tonle-sap/

Tonle Sap Lake’s fisheries crimes campaign ongoing

Fisheries offences in the flooded forests around the Tonle Sap Lake, including those involving illegal nets and electric shock devices, persist despite an uptick in law enforcement pursuits. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lakes-fisheries-crimes-campaign-ongoing

Authorities crackdown on large-scale illegal fishing in Tonle Sap

A team of officers conducted an operation to implement measures to prevent illegal fishing and a crackdown on a large-scale illegal fishing operation in Tonle Sap. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132868/authorities-crackdown-on-large-scale-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap/

Rains quell fire risk around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, but the future looks fiery

The roots of the forests surrounding Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake spend half the year submerged in water. But in the past five years, they’ve been catching fire in the arid heat of the dry season. The government has rolled out plans to respond to these ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/07/rains-quell-fire-risk-around-cambodias-tonle-sap-but-the-future-looks-fiery/

Tonle Sap, Mekong water levels continue to rise amid flood warnings

The water levels of the Mekong and Tonle Sap has risen and is likely to continue to rise after more than a month of persistent rainfall, raising flood alerts in various parts of the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501119146/tonle-sap-mekong-water-levels-continue-to-rise-amid-flood-warnings/

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Three institutions tasked to restore Tonle Sap Lake to conserve fish species

Prime Minister Hun Sen has tasked three institutions to work together to restore and deepen the Tonle Sap bed aiming to conserve fish species. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083776/three-institutions-tasked-to-restore-tonle-sap-lake-to-conserve-fish-species/

Tonle Sap fishing crackdown picks up pace, intensity

The inter-ministerial commission for the prevention and suppression of fishing crimes in the Tonle Sap Lake has continued to intensify patrols, inspections and searches as it cracks down on fishing crimes throughout the flooded forest areas around the lake. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-fishing-crackdown-picks-pace-intensity

Water level rises in Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake

The water level in the Mekong River has finally risen, thanks to the rainfall over the past few days, and hopefully the rain continues in the next few days so as to bring the water level to normal ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060874/water-level-rises-in-mekong-river-and-tonle-sap-lake/

PM orders Tonle Sap heli patrols

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the military to use helicopter patrols to prevent fisheries-related crimes around the Tonle Sap Lake and to help apprehend any large-scale fisheries offenders and prosecute them to ensure the sustainability of the lake’s fish population. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-tonle-sap-heli-patrols

TSA conducting inventory of fishing gear in Tonle Sap Lake

Teams from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA)’s Department of Supervision, Trade and Conservation are making an inventory of the fishing gear in the Tonle Sap Lake area to document what equipment is available. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tsa-conducting-inventory-fishing-gear-tonle-sap-lake

Concern grows over illegal fishing in Tonle Sap lake

The Royal Academy of Cambodia has expressed concern over illegal fishing in Tonle Sap lake. The president of the academy Sok Touch said that fishing was taking place in the protected areas, which is illegal and hundreds of fishermen were involved. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501040745/concern-grows-over-illegal-fishing-in-tonle-sap-lake/

Two more land in court for Tonle Sap encroachment

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on December 22 detained a commune chief in Preah Netr Preah district and a reporter from the Khmer Student News Unit on charges of illegal encroachment, occupation and sale of state land that is part of Region 3 of the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-more-land-court-tonle-sap-encroachment

Ministry does maintenance on Tonle Sap boundary posts to stop future land grabs

Officials from the Tonle Sap Authority and the Water Resources and Meteorology Departments in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have inspected 659 boundary posts demarcating Region 3 of the lake, which the government had preserved for fish spawning grounds until the region ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-does-maintenance-tonle-sap-boundary-posts-stop-future-land-grabs

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