GREENING PREK TOAL PROJECT

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Raised by 24 people in 24 months
The “Greening Prek Toal Project ” , we aims to continue our re-grow other part of the flooded forest environment around the Tonle Sap Lake shore in Cambodia, especially the Prek Toal floating village, which was badly damaged recently by fire. 

The project aims to bring up to 250 volunteers to Prek Toal in March  to plant over 800 trees to regenerate the forest in the second area.  This will require approximately US$4,150 - details below.

The flooded forest

This is most important for the villagers who live on the water, because the forests provides a barrier from strong wind, big waves and they enable support and stability for the houses with cables tied to the trees. The flooded forest also provides a safe nesting ground for the unique water birds and fish.

Fire devastated the Prek Toal village and forest In April 2016.  There was a lot of damage from a large forest fire of 7000 hectares, affecting many places in the flooded forests around the lake, especially around Prek Toal village, in which houses were severely burnt.

The fires continued to burn for months. There had never been a fire such as this and people were very unprepared. Not only had their village been badly affected their whole future livelihood had been taken away.  

So what can we do?

The Greening Prek Toal Project is focused on planting and growing trees in the large area that was burnt, with villagers providing support in Prek Toal. This project aims to keep the unique environment green and also create a sustainable economic and natural environment for the current and future community.

Project Goals  for 18th March 2018

1. Engage up to 250 volunteers in the annual Planting event for Greening Prek Toal.
2. Creating awareness of the importance of managing our unique environment
3. Improve the quality and health of the flooded forest and surrounding area by planting trees every year.
4. Create a more sustainable economy for villagers by enhancing their fishing and other activities associated with the water and forest environment.

Project Activities

1. Long-term actions
Conduct one-day annual planting of forest trees for three years 2017-2020
Educate villagers in management of their environment
Promotion of strategy to wider community including Siem Reap and region

2. One-day planting event 
We aim to plant at least 800 trees in the second destroyed area near the village.  This will make a big contribution to the re-generation of the forest and help the community to regain their environment and their economy.

Of course this comes at a cost.  We also require US$4,150 per year to spend for the small trees, transport, accommodate and feed the volunteers and to meet event costs of having such a large group come to Prek Toal.

We seek your support to help our village become strong again.


The forest fire was burned near the village

Journalist from the Khmer Time, came to do interview with the villagers  


The forest fire was burned near and around the village


Lower level of water on the Tonle Sap lake


Boat house was destroyed by forest fired




Our small trees



We celebrated the successful completion of our “Greening Prek Toal" Project, held on 26th March 2017.

I am Hoksan AN, on behalf of Prek Toal villagers, I would like to extend my appreciation for the successful completion of our “Greening Prek Toal" Project, held on 26th March 2017. It was a great day.

I would like to say thank you to all donors who supported us to run this project and also to all volunteers who spent their value time and power to re-plant our small trees in Prek Toal. I really appreciate your efforts and support which helped us to complete the project well on time.

The Prek Toal villagers and I would like to thank you again and again; and congratulate you for your generosity and financial supported. Thank you to all 160 volunteers for your hard work with 3 hectares land for planting area.

We hope to continue the project for years of 2018 to 2020. We would love donors to come to Prek Toal and see our trees in the future and join us again when we run the project in the future.

Wishing you all the best and good luck ahead. Below are the photos and video during re-planting on 26th March 2017;

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អ្នក​ជំនាញ​ថា​បឹង​ទន្លេសាប​កម្ពុជា​កំពុង​រង​ការ​បំផ្លិចបំផ្លាញ​ ខណៈ​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អេកូឡូស៊ី​ជួប​នូវ​វិបត្តិ

Mon, 7 August 2017, Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

ភ្នំពេញៈ ក្រុម​អ្នក​ជំនាញ​បាន​និយាយ​ថា​បឹង​ទន្លេសាប​ដែល​ជា​បឹង​ដ៏ធំ​បំផុត​មួយ​របស់​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា​ និង​ជា​ប្រភព​ផ្តល់​ម្ហូប​អាហារ​សម្រាប់​មនុស្ស​រាប់​លាន​នាក់​កំពុង​ទទួល​រង​ការ​បំផ្លិចបំផ្លាញ​យ៉ាង​ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរ ខណៈ​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អេកូឡូស៊ី​ដ៏​សំខាន់​បំផុត​នៃ​បឹង​នេះ​កំពុង​ជួប​វិបត្តិ​ហើយ​វា​អាច​ធ្វើឲ្យ​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​មនុស្ស​​ទូទាំង​ប្រទេស​។

ប្រព័ន្ធ​អេកូឡូស៊ី​នៃ​បឹង​ដ៏ធំ​មហិមា​ដែល​រៀងរាល់​ឆ្នាំ​ចរន្ត​ទឹក​ជំនន់​បាន​ហូរ​នាំ​ដីល្បាប់​​ដ៏​មាន​ជីវជាតិ​មក​ស្រោចស្រព​ដំណាំ​កសិកម្ម​របស់​ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​អស់​រយៈពេល​ជា​យូរលង់​មក​ហើយ​ និង​ដែល​មនុស្ស​រាប់លាន​នាក់​ពឹង​ផ្អែក​លើ​បឹង​ដ៏ធំ​មួយ​នេះ​ក្នុង​ការ​ផ្គត់ផ្គង់​ម្ហូប​អាហារ​ និង​ប្រព័ន្ធ​ធារាសាស្ត្រ​សម្រាប់​ជីវភាព​រស់នៅ​ប្រចាំ​ថ្ងៃ​នោះ​បាន​ប្រែប្រួល​ខុស​ពី​មុន ខណៈ​ផលប៉ះពាល់​គួរ​ឲ្យ​បារម្ភ​នៃ​បឹង​នេះ​បាន​ធ្វើឲ្យ​អ្វីៗ​គ្រប់​យ៉ាង​រង​នូវ​ឥទ្ធិពល​ជា​អវិជ្ជមាន​រាប់​ចាប់​តាំងពី​សន្តិសុខ​ស្បៀង​រហូត​ដល់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​ប្រជាជន​ដែល​រស់នៅ​ក្នុង​ប្រទេស​នេះ​។ ដូច្នេះ​ហើយ ​កម្ពុជា​ត្រូវ​​មាន​វិធានការ​តឹងរ៉ឹង​ដើម្បី​កែលម្អ​ផលប៉ះពាល់​ទាំង​នេះ​ឲ្យ​វា​មាន​លក្ខណៈ​ប្រសើរ​ឡើង​វិញ​។

កាលពី​សប្តាហ៍​មុន​មាន​សន្និសីទ​អន្តរជាតិ​មួយ​នៅ​ខេត្ត​សៀមរាប​ស្តីអំពី​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អេកូឡូស៊ី​ចរន្ត​ទឹក​ជំនន់​។ សន្និសីទ​អន្តរជាតិ​នេះ​ពួកគេ​បាន​បង្ហាញ​ពី​​ការ​ព្រួយបារម្ភ​ពី​ផលប៉ះពាល់​ប្រព័ន្ធ​អេកូឡូស៊ី​ក្នុង​បឹង​ទន្លេសាប ហើយ​ទស្សនទាន​នៃ​ការ​ធ្វើ​គោលនយោបាយ​ដើម្បី​ការពារ និង​ថែរក្សា​ធនធាន​ធម្មជាតិ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា​ជា​រឿង​ចាំបាច់​មួយ​។

Share link: http://www.postkhmer.com/ព័ត៌មានជាតិ/អ្នកជំនាញថាបឹងទន្លេសាបកម្ពុជាកំពុងរងការបំផ្លិចបំផ្លាញ-ខណៈប្រព័ន្ធអេកូឡូស៊ីជួបនូវវិបត្តិ
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Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Kong Meta, (Phnom Penh Post, Friday 23 June 2017) quoted my statements to them in writing about the recent Prek Toal flooded forest fires.

“The outlook for my hometown is rather grim – in large part due to the loss of economic prospects. People in my village are feeling very sad and depressed about their future.
The young people are difficult to motivate and encourage to keep studying and working for a better future.
There has not been any official recognition or support of these issues, either repair of the environment or prevention of future fires. Not only has their village been badly affected, their whole future livelihood has been taken away.”

For more information about the article go to: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/wetland-laid-waste-one-year-after-cambodias-devastating-forest-fires

We are doing everything we can to change our future and to give the village some hope.
Our Greening Prek Toal project is a way of encouraging our villagers to work with partners, sponsors and the bigger international community to help repair our environment and help our young people to have a future.

Here is link for your online donate to continue our re-planting small trees : https://www.gofundme.com/eg-greening-prek-toal-project
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Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Kong Meta, (Phnom Penh Post, Friday 23 June 2017) reported on the results of the April 2016 forest fire at Prek Toal and how the environment needs our help to recover.

“A few charred skeletons of once-proud trees dot the landscape, and while some shrubs remain, creeping vines now dominate the plain.

The vines cut out the light and rapidly draw nutrients from the soil, all of which may handicap the growth of trees.
‘The forest won’t grow back … It’s going to be completely stalled by the plowing and cultivation.

The process of land conversion for agriculture that was already taking place is now vastly accelerated.

The problem is we’re heading for a double whammy – dams are ongoing and Tonle Sap flooded forest destruction is ongoing.’ (Mahood, WCS, Wildlife Conservation Society)

The Greening Prek Toal project brings together Prek Toal villagers, local and wider community members and international sponsors to help the flooded forest recover and provide the best possible environment for our future.

For more information about Greening Prek Toal, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/eg-greening-prek-toal-project
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Shannon Muir
21 months ago

Donations to this project help endangered birds, help their amazing ecosystem , and help the local people who continue to live in their traditional fishing village. Who wouldn't want to do that?

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Created December 17, 2016
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David Davies
21 months ago

Keep up the great work Hoksan and good luck with the planting.

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Shannon Muir
21 months ago (Offline Donation)

Dear Ms. Shannon Muir and your mother, Greeting from Hoksan AN! Thank you for your visit my village and also stay at our Prek Toal Home Stay. I am very happy to meet you and also I am very grateful for donated of USD 500 toward to my project. Your charitable donation it will allow me to help to our Prek Toal Community through our “Greening Prek Toal Project”. I am on behalf of our villagers, would like to say thanks for your supported and wishes you all best and successful for your both of life and careers. Also we are appreciate if you could help me to share the link and information to your colleagues and friends. We hope to gather as much financial support as possible through this website. Thank again for your donated to help our community sustainable. With warmest regards, Hoksan

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Sybren Wiersma
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DD
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Jim Barclay
22 months ago

Hope to one day get to come and see the village, good luck with the project

LS
$20
Lukas Slaby
22 months ago (Offline Donation)

Dear Mr. Lukas SLABY and his wife, Greeting from Hoksan AN! How are you? Thanks you for your visit our Greening Prek Toal Project’s trees and visited our village. I am happy to meet and seeing you at my village and my floating house. I am very grateful for donated of $20 toward to my project. Your charitable donation it will allow me to help to our Prek Toal Community through our Greening Prek Toal Project. I am on behalf of our villagers, would like to say thanks for your supported and wishes you all best and successful for your both of life and careers. Also we are appreciate if you could help me to share the link and information to your colleagues and friends. We hope to gather as much financial support as possible through this website. Thank again for your donated to help our community sustainable. Best wishes to you and all of your family! Hoksan

Shannon Muir
21 months ago

Donations to this project help endangered birds, help their amazing ecosystem , and help the local people who continue to live in their traditional fishing village. Who wouldn't want to do that?

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