More than a million people live on or around the lake, the world’s largest inland fishery, but water levels have plummeted and fish stocks dwindled because of climate change and dams upstream on the Mekong.
As waste continues to increase on Phnom Penh streets and decrease government coffers, everyone from policymakers to the public wants a solution.
Cambodia could be an example of how human development can go hand in hand with environmental sustainability. This was revealed in the latest UNDP 2020 Human Development Report (HDR).
Cambodia have expressed concern over the growing amount of plastic waste in Cambodia’s waterways, as many fishermen are now complaining that they have caught more rubbish than fish over the past five years.
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has expressed concern about the presence of humans that are possibly disrupting the nesting of lesser adjutant storks in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province.
In some areas of Preah Vihear province, the authorities seized land and ordered people to leave. In the end, the land where the people had lived fell into the hands of powerful people and the private sector.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved a $1 billion 700 megawatt (mW) coal-fired power plant in Koh Kong.
The agreement is to allow fishermen to join the department in conserving fisheries resources in localities. Today, there are 10 community fisheries in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces.
As plastic waste continues to increase, there is now an urgent need to reduce the volume of plastic waste in Cambodia and to create an environment where waste is properly managed, recycled or recovered.
Concern over the threat to wildlife by poisoning in rice fields, lakes and ponds where they feed.