Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake is the world's most productive inland fishery and supports over a million people directly dependent on the lake for their livelihoods. CI is working to defend this vital reserve of natural capital by working directly with communities who live on the lake to break the poverty cycle. CI helps establish locally-owned-and-run managed money savings groups, extends aid and advice to families to develop their own sustainable fish farms, and helps the development of community-based local businesses. Learn more about CI's work on the Tonle Sap at http://www.conservation.org/tonle-sap
The abundant resources of the Guiana Shield, which includes Guyana and Suriname, are creating jobs and prosperity for local communities who see the value of nature used sustainably. Learn how green development is providing opportunities and benefiting people throughout the region.