Fri. Nov 18th, 2022

By Joshua Rapp Learn
Houses in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia, where rice farming threatens the fishing industry
Intensifying rice farming is threatening the ecosystem and fishing community of one of South-East Asias most important wetland areas.
The floodplain is undergoing a fairly rapid shift away from natural habitats that supports bird populations when theyre flooded to rice cultivation, says Simon Mahood at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia.
Cambodias largest lake, Tonlé Sap, gathers a massive volume of water from various tributaries whose changing ebb and flow means a huge shift in water level over the course of a year. It is …