The Tonle Sap Lake supports one of the world’s most productive freshwater fisheries which more than 10 million people rely on. However, this freshwater system is suffering great loss and damage from human impacts, including unsustainable fishing, deforestation, increasing forest fires, and the impacts of climate change. Conservation International are working to improve local livelihoods and food security for the communities that depend on the lake’s bounty. We are doing this through creating savings groups and community fisheries committees, empowering women, replanting the flooded forest and directly working with government and the community to prevent illegal and overfishing. Learn more at:


Film Series

Nature Is Speaking: Watch the films
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Nature Is Speaking

Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.

That’s the message of our provocative, celebrity-studded campaign “Nature Is Speaking.” Our aim is to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive. Our goal is simple: It’s time to change the conversation about nature to focus on what we all have in common: Our shared humanity.

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Women on a Mission

A series of short films about women around the world on a mission to save nature.

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Woman wearing a VR headset promoting Valen's Reef
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Virtual Reality

“VR and nature conservation​ truly go hand in hand.” — Wareable

From the stunning coral of "Valen's Reef" to the Amazon rainforest of "Under the Canopy" to the savanna of "My Africa," Conservation International uses virtual reality to immerse viewers in vital conservation efforts around the world, and to meet the local heroes who make it possible.​

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We believe strongly in the power of visual storytelling to educate, inspire and effect change. Conservation International's filmmakers spotlight the people, challenges and successful projects that our programs are pioneering. ​Watch, share and reach out if you would like to learn more.