Tonle Sap Lake & Floodplain


Tonle Sap Lake & Floodplain

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The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve

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The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve
(December 31, 2009) In December 2001, the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve (TSBR) was established by Royal Decree with three complementary functions:a conservation function to contribute to the conservation of biological diversity, landscapes, ecosystem, including genetic resources, plant, fishery and animal species, and to the restoration of the essential character of the environment and habitat of biodiversity;a development function to foster sustainable development of ecology, environment, economy, society, and cultu...

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The Tonle Sap Conservation Project

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The Tonle Sap Conservation Project
(December 31, 2009) The Tonle Sap Conservation Project (TSCP) is a seven year (2004-2011) GEF project aimed at developing the management capacity for biodiversity conservation in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve (TSBR) in Cambodia through (i) enhancing the capacity for management of biodiversity; (ii) developing systems for monitoring and management of biodiversity; and (iii) promoting awareness, education, and outreach on biodiversity conservation in the TSBR. The project is the third component of a broader program...

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Tonle Sap Threats Assessment

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Tonle Sap Threats Assessment
(December 31, 2009) Despite the success of conservation efforts in the Tonle Sap Lake and floodplain, a recent threats assessment indicates that there are still a number of illegal activities that threaten biodiversity in the area.There are worries that uncontrolled developments in the outer floodplain are destroying much important habitat and may also have negative impacts on the overall ecosystem. In particular, dams and irrigation channels obstruct water flow and fish migration and heavy use of chemicals may pol...

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MIST Law Enforcement Monitoring in the Tonle Sap

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MIST Law Enforcement Monitoring in the Tonle Sap
(December 31, 2009) WCS-Cambodia has provided technical advice to law enforcement monitoring staff in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve (TSBR) to facilitate the introduction of MIST (Management Information SysTem) software. MIST has been specifically designed to service protected area management needs, providing a standardized, computer-based system for recording wildlife and human activities during ranger patrols, and generating map-based information for use in decision-making and planning.The introduction of MIST c...

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