The Cambodian Ministry of Envrionment and the Cambodian Fisheries Administration have agreed to co-host the upcoming Wetlands Conference.
The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the country's lead agency for wetlands management and conservation. Its department of Wetlands and Coastal Zones is the focal point for the Ramsar convention and thus the lead agenciy for the country's deisgnated Ramsar sites, two of which are among the key geographic areas of the Wetlands Alliance in Cambodia
The Fisheries Administration (FiA) has been a key partner in the Alliance since its inception in 2006, playing a crucial role on the local and national level in developing and testing approaches for better and sustainable wetlands management through community participation and gender mainstreaming. Covering about 30 percent of the country, seasonal and permanent wetlands in Cambodia sustain one of the world's largest fresh water fisheries that significantly contributes to the country's economy, providing employment and income to unto six million people.
Recognising this crucial interconnectivity between wetlands and the well-being of the Cambodian people, FiA worked within the Wetlands Alliance to promote sustainable use and management of wetlands through enhancement of local community’s capacity and livelihood security.
The Alliance is exprsses its gratitude to H.E. Say Samal, Minister for Environment and H.E Eng Cheasan, Director General Fisheries Administration for their support in hosting the conference.