Large net forest loss in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake protected areas during 1992–2019

Using satellite imagery, the authors investigated forest conversion flows and fragmentation patterns in the TSLA for 1992–2001, 2001–2010, and 2010–2019, respectively. Results show substantial forest losses and fragmentations occurring at the lower floodplain where the protected areas are located until 2010, with some forest regain during 2010–2019. The land conversions indicated that forest clearing and agricultural farming were the primary causes for observed extensive forest loss during 1992–2010.

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Chen, A., A. Chen, O. Varis, and D. Chen

Publication Date

08 February 2022

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Cropland expansion, Forest loss, Land-use/land cover change, Mekong, Tonle Sap Lake