Tuesday February 21, 2023

Khmer Times

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district have stopped farmers from using a protected reservoir because it could dry out.

They said that a dried out reservoir could affect birds and fish in Rohal Kes Avien Nature Reserve in Chhnour Meanchey commune.

Rohal Kes Avien Nature Reserve is an ecotourism area where many species of fish and bird live. It is an area to attract tourists.

The area is located at the confluence of the Serei Sophorn and Mongkul Borei rivers and covers 28 hectares of flooded forest.

Khong Bun, chief of Chhnour Meanchey commune, said that local authorities had found a number of farmers who had been pumping out water from the Rohal Kes Avien Nature Reserve reservoir during the dry season late at night with a ground pipe connected to the water in the area.

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