Siem Reap fishery officials pumping water to save protected fish…

The Phnom Penh Post — Siem Reap provincial Fisheries Administration officials are rehabilitating and pumping water into streams, canals and reservoirs in the Boeung Pearaing breeder conservation area to save fish species. Chan Tong, deputy head of the provincial Fisheries Administration, told The Post on June 6 that hot weather and low levels of water in the conservation area have caused Read More…

World Environment Day: Vietnam preserving Mekong Delta’s ecosystem

Vietnam Plus — The theme of World Environment Day this year being “Ecosystem Restoration” expresses the importance of preserving and developing natural ecosystems in order to sustain a healthy environment for people’s survival. In Vietnam, multiple efforts have been made to assist in the recovery of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as well as conserve those that are still intact, Read More…

‘Mangroves are life’: the female conservationists rewilding the…

Positive News — When storms whip up the waves, sending white horses charging to the shore, mangrove forests are often the first line of defence for coastal communities in the tropics. And with the climate crisis making the weather ever more volatile, people living in these coastal communities are waking up to the benefits of mangrove forests, which also provide a habitat for fish and Read More…

Tonle Sap fish catch declines due to nature and human harm

Khmer Times — The Tonle Sap, which contributed over half the fish produced in Cambodia, is now faced with a serious threat in fish catch due to loss of flooded forest, climate change, upstream dams and illegal fishing activities. Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT)’s Tonle Sap project coordinator Minh Bunly told Khmer Times that the Tonle Sap lake was known to support the thriving Read More…

Downstream Mekong project success proves China’s commitment to…

Global Times — After an in-person visit to China's reservoir and learning dam-building skills, the Mekong River envoys relay how infrastructure projects undertaken by China in their countries, especially hydropower projects, have served local people, boosting their wellbeing and socio-economic development along with other concrete benefits. The Mekong River has a huge elevation difference Read More…

Tonle Sap goes shallow in Siem Reap fishing district

The Phnom Penh Post — The waters of the Tonle Sap River have dried up in the fishing and tourist area in Kampong Phluk commune’s Kampong Phluk village in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district, affecting the livelihoods of over 700 families who depend on fishing and tourism. Kampong Phluk commune chief Sok Blong told The Post on May 18 that the absence of water had affected the Read More…

France aids Mekong River monitoring program

VN Express — The program is to better serve river monitoring and management of water infrastructure project operations along the mainstream and key tributaries of the Mekong. The Mekong River, which flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is the lifeblood of millions of people who depend on the river for their livelihoods. But as development accelerates and Read More…

The missing variable: How climate change is affecting Cambodian fish…

CTV News — Sometimes scientists come up empty. The phenomenon they thought they'd find simply doesn't seem to exist. That's what one team of researchers thought had happened to them when they tried to investigate how fish harvesters in Cambodia were dealing with climate change. The fishers reported that even though the weather was warmer, their annual fish hauls were not any different Read More…

Envoys refute China’s water hegemony on Mekong River with in-person…

Global Times — In Southwest China's Yunnan Province, the reservoir of Jinghong Hydropower Station sparkled with green waves merging with the blue sky of late April when diplomats from the Mekong countries paid a visit. This gave them a complete new perception of the role of the Chinese-built dams on the Lancang River, upstream of the Mekong River that links six riparian countries.The Read More…

Cambodian farmers can no longer rely on the Tonle Sap lake

The Third Pole — “I’ve seen lower yields on my farm each year since maybe 2017 or 2018 – there just isn’t enough water,” says Yoeum Yoeut. Yoeut, 52, is a lifelong resident of the Baran district in Cambodia’s northwest Battambang province. Her livelihood has always depended on the natural flooding of Tonle Sap lake and its tributaries, but climate change, extreme weather and Read More…