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Sovann Morm, Head of Community Fisheries Coalition in Beoung Chhmar Ramsar Site

Fisheries Conservation expected to improve fishers’ livelihood

Through the Prime Minister's Sub-Decree 37, all commercial fishing lots around Tonle Sap Lake were abolished in favour of community fishing and fish conservation. Local fishers can now catch more fish and have access to fishing grounds that were previously off limits. Mr. Sovann Morm, Head of Community Fisheries Coalition in Beoung Chhmar Ramsar Site, bore testimony on 21 June 2013 to the fact that sustainable fisheries resources management will improve local livelihood around Tonle Sap.  …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article
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Plov Touk Commune: discussion on site selection

Integrated key stakeholders’ opinion for selection of community fisheries conservation zones and setting a priority action plan

 A five-day field visit and meeting were conducted by IUCN and the Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) from 19 to 21 June 2013 in order to understand the real situation on the ground, and to identify sites for fisheries conservation for effective implementation of the EU-Non State Actors project (EU-NSA).  …  

10 Jul 2013 | Article
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The event was presided over by H.E Yea Saut

Balancing conservation and development of Kampot Province through the Coastal Use Zoning approach

Kampot Province, 25 June 2013 - IUCN Cambodia cooperated with the Kampot Provincial Hall to organize an inception workshop on Coastal Use Zoning at the Kampot Diamond Hotel. This aimed to discuss the process and strategy for Kampot Coastal Use Zoning with consideration of the seargrass survey results. …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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Participatory Dolphin Survey meeting

Participatory Dolphin Survey for Koh Kong Province

Koh Kong Province, 06 July 2013 –The meeting in preparation for the dolphin survey brought together dolphin experts from IUCN Thailand and IUCN Cambodia as well as all relevant stakeholders from Cambodia such as the Fisheries Administrative, the Department of Environment, and community members to meet and share survey techniques and methodologies. This survey will also collaborate with Dr Brian Smith, who is the Director of the World Conservation Society’s Asian Freshwater and Coastal Cetacean Programme. …  

09 Jul 2013 | Article
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IUCN training on climate change for Thai PBS as part of the MOU and BCR project.

IUCN and SDF brought Thai PBS team to learn about climate change in community level

BANGKOK — A group of producers, news reporters, production teams, academic researchers and trainers pertaining to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) rendezvoused to East Thailand and Coastal Cambodia to learn about villagers’ climate change related problems on 22-26 April. …  

30 Jun 2013 | Article
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Tim Badman, Director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature

WHC credibility upheld during Cambodia’s hosting

For Tim Badman, the director of the World Heritage Program at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the WHC meetings in Cambodia this year produced a welcome strong yield of natural site inscriptions. …  

28 Jun 2013 | Article
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H.E Yim Chhaly and H.E Nao Thuok accompanied by Community Fisheries to visited Fisheries conservation zone in Pneat Pongsat pagoda

National Conference on the Progress of Community Fisheries after fundamental fisheries reform

Banteay Meanchey province: 30 May 2013, the National Conference on Progress of Community Fisheries after fisheries reform, held at Pneat Pongsat pagoda, brought together 320 participants across the nation to understand progress made and the challenges faced by community fisheries in the sustainable management of natural resources. The objective was to collect recommendations from stakeholders, and to strengthen collaboration and support for empowering the community’s fisheries. 

06 Jun 2013 | Article
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Ghost Forest lake

Protected Ghost Forest Areas: A Benefit for Fisheries, Natural Resource Conservation and Livelihood of the Local Community in Plov Touk

Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia: The Ghost Forest is a flooded forest at a distance of about 700 m from the Peam Khnorng village along the Plov Touk creek. Clearing of patches of the forest and fishing by those living outside the commune are resulting in environmental degradation. If this area is better protected, it can support biodiversity and improve fisheries’ resources. IUCN and its partner Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT) have selected this site to implement an EU-funded project to strengthen the capacity of local fishermen in sustainable and ecologically responsible ways. 

28 May 2013 | Article
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Flooding Forest was burn

Tonle Sap dependent people come under pressure

Over the last few decades, the Tonle Sap Great Lake, one of the world’s most productive inland fishing waters and the heart of Cambodian life, has come under threat from illegal fishing practices, medium and large-scale commercial fishing, water pollution, hydropower dams, and deforestation. Tonle Sap is a World Heritage site and has been listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1997. The surrounding forests and flooding tree areas also play an important role in sustaining this ecological system which supports the livelihoods of over 1.2 million people. …  

27 May 2013 | Article
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Seagrass in Kampot

Training in participatory seagrass survey techniques

Kampot province: From 6-10 May 2013, a training on participatory seagrass survey techniques was organized by IUCN, funded by the EU, through IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project. It aimed to build capacity of participants on seagrass survey techniques and environmental and developmental issues related to the seagrass. 

25 May 2013 | Article
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Wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site

Documentary of the wetlands conservation and its importance to livelihoods in Boeung Chhmar Ramsar site, Camodia.

Inception Workshop on Coastal Use Zoning

News reported by KTV and SEAV aired on 27 June 2013

Seagrass in Cambodia and its importances

 News reported by CNC

Kompot’s the largest Seagrass area in Southeast Asia

News reported by Cambodian News Cahnnel (CNC) TV, aired on 16 May 2013.

Climate change impacts on Koh Kapik Community

News reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 30 April  2013

Workshop on Climate Change Impacts to Coastal Communities in Cambodia and Thailand

 News Reported by Cambodian News Channel (CNC), aired on 25  April 2013

World Wetladay Event, Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong, Cambodia

World Wetland Day event conducted in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Koh Kong provine, Cambodia on 23-24 February 2013.

Building Coastal Resilience Forum

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. About first annual forum on Building Coastal Resilience in Viet Nam, Cabodia and Thialand, 28, February - 2 March 2012, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Consultative Workshop On Management Planning for Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong

News reported by Apsaranet TV, Aired on November 25, 2012

CTV9 Banteay Meanchey Report on Climate Change
Cambodia Television Network

Evaronment news: from CTN (Cambodia Television Network) station. On Climate Change during 3-5 October 2011 of IUCN 's project sites in Koh Kong province.

Strengthen Capacity of Community Fisheries in three sites around Tone Sap

 Aired on 27 August 2013 by CNC