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Tonle Sap: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (622 KB)

Over the past decades, Cambodia has suffered from serious internal problems that were the main cause for the country’s poor development and its poverty. Since the beginning of the 1990s, however, the country has stabilized remarkably, now being clearly on the path of development and democratization. Tonle Sap Lake (also known as the Great Lake or simply Tonle Sap; see Figure 1) is situated in the central plains of the country, and has enormous significance for Cambodians. Tonle Sap Lake, along with the Tonle Sap River, forms a unique hydrological system, as well as an enormously diverse aquatic ecosystem. The lake also is an invaluable natural resource that provides sources of livelihood for the people living around it. Further, Tonle Sap Lake acts as an extremely important fish breeding ground and flood mediator for the Mekong River. Thus, the importance of the lake reaches far beyond Cambodia. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

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Tonle Sap: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (622 KB).pdf

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