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Tonlé Sap Project

2019-03-29

by Heike Finsterlin

We were looking for a project to fit the 4 “E”s, an idea, to fight plastic pollution from scratch. People, who help to stop the continuous feeding of the lakes, rivers and oceans with new plastic – to give the ones cleaning-up the chance to finally see results!

Luckily, we met Doug Woodring from Ocean Recovery Alliance in Hong Kong. Calling Doug the “Grandmaster” of Ocean Prote […]

meet our eco warriors

2019-03-22

by Heike Finsterlin

Our Eco-Warriors were out in full force during past weekend’s Water Falling Festivals in Kampong Khleang and in the Pearang Bird Sanctuary. Singing, dancing, enjoying what they do!

The girls were involved in everything from organizing the handout of t-shirts, garbage bags, nets and hooks, to managing the after-cleanup show. And of course you could see them cleaning-up. In the village, on the boats, climbing up trees .. and carrying the “ […]

water falling festival part 2 – big clean-up at beong pearaing bird sanctuary

2019-03-21

by Heike Finsterlin

Just 30 minutes from Siem Reap town lies the Beong Pearaing Bird Sanctuary. With its roughly 208 hectares in size consisting of freshwater swamp forests where mangrove trees grow around, it is not only a beautiful and peaceful piece of land, but also home to about 175 rare species of countryside, mountain and waterbirds including Milky Storks, Spot-billed Pelicans, Purple & Grey Herons, Greater Adjutants, Black-headed Ibis and many […]

inaugural water falling festival on 8th of december 2018 at tonlé sap lake

2019-03-21

by Heike Finsterlin

The Tonle Sap Lake, 55km outside of Siem Reap and 130km north of Phnom Penh, spreads over a region of 2,700 sq km and is due to its annual flood cycle a crucial part of the Cambodian ecosystem. During the dry season the water of the Tonlé Sap Lake is sinking up to 12m, leaving behind productive land for planting vegetables and rice which is essential for the nutrition of the villages along the lake. Yet, with the vanishing water the plastic […]

empowering girls through NGO2

2019-03-21

by Heike Finsterlin

600 million girls are living in the developing world. Two-thirds of the world's uneducated children are girls, and two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults are women. Around the world, girls and women continue to suffer from a lack of economic opportunity, inadequate health care and education, early marriage, sexual violence, and discrimination.

Although there is increasing recognition of the role of women in the western part of the […]