Improving Lives on the Tonle Sap Lake


The Tonle Sap Lake supports one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries which more than 10 million people rely on. However, this freshwater system is suffering great loss and damage from human impacts, including unsustainable fishing, deforestation, increasing forest fires, and the impacts of climate change.

Conservation International are working to improve local livelihoods and food security for the communities that depend on the lake’s bounty. We are doing this through creating savings groups and community fisheries committees, empowering women, replanting the flooded forest and directly working with government and the community to prevent illegal and overfishing.

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