THE MEKONG RIVER      Part 1
MEKONG RIVERTHE LIFE-GIVING RIVER                                                                     http://www.google.co...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT   THE MEKONG RIVER?
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT   THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT   THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information youthink you know about the Mek...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT   THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Me...
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT   THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Me...
Facts: the Mekong
Facts: the Mekong      •Longest river in Southeast       Asia
Facts: the Mekong      •Longest river in Southeast       Asia      •12  longest river (4,900 km/          th       3,000 m...
Facts: the Mekong      •Longest river in Southeast       Asia      •12  longest river (4,900 km/          th       3,000 m...
Facts: the Mekong      •Longest river in Southeast       Asia      •12  longest river (4,900 km/          th       3,000 m...
Facts: the Mekong      •Longest river in Southeast       Asia      •12  longest river (4,900 km/          th       3,000 m...
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MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER               16 %2%              35 %18 %       18 %                     11 %              ...
MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER                            •60 million                            •Lower Mekong Basin (Laos,...
WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticultur...
WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticultur...
WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticultur...
TONLE SAP•Largest freshwater lake in SEA•A combined lake and river system•UNESCO biosphere, 1997•Its flow changes direction...
TONLE SAP•Natural flood during rainy season•The river rises enough to reverse its course•Water flows backward into the lake•...
TONLE SAP•Natural flood during rainy season•The river rises enough to reverse its course•Water flows backward into the lake•...
TONLE SAP WETLAND                                                                                     •Wetland = area that...
TONLE SAP WETLAND                                                                                     •Wetland = area that...
TONLE SAP    •Large flood plain    •Rich biodiversiy    •Fertile sediment    •Most productive inland fisheries    •230,000 t...
WATCHING A VIDEO CLIPTake notes on                       ‘Where there is water,•What is water festival like?           the...
Where there is water, there is fish.                     Mekong River Commission (MRC) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD206...
References                                          http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/                               ...
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  • In this lesson, we’re going to learn about the Mekong River: the most important river of the mainland Southeast Asia region. \nThis picture shows the local fisher is casting a net, trying to catch fish. This is the traditional way of fish catching in SEA. \n
  • Now, I would like all of you to form groups of three. \nI’d like you all to brainstorm what you’ve already know about the Mekong River. Make a list of facts and information. But what you cant do is Talking. No talking, you can do any other things, gestures or body language to try to communicate with your friends, but no TALK\n
  • Now, I would like all of you to form groups of three. \nI’d like you all to brainstorm what you’ve already know about the Mekong River. Make a list of facts and information. But what you cant do is Talking. No talking, you can do any other things, gestures or body language to try to communicate with your friends, but no TALK\n
  • Now, I would like all of you to form groups of three. \nI’d like you all to brainstorm what you’ve already know about the Mekong River. Make a list of facts and information. But what you cant do is Talking. No talking, you can do any other things, gestures or body language to try to communicate with your friends, but no TALK\n
  • Now, I would like all of you to form groups of three. \nI’d like you all to brainstorm what you’ve already know about the Mekong River. Make a list of facts and information. But what you cant do is Talking. No talking, you can do any other things, gestures or body language to try to communicate with your friends, but no TALK\n
  • The Mekong River is the main and the longest river in Southeast Asia, flowing for 4,900 kilometers or around 3000 miles from its source in Tibetan Plateau to empty itself in Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world and the 10th largest in terms its discharge. The Mekong passes through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Though it is Southeast Asia longest river, 44% of its course is in China. This has a huge impact on management of the Mekong resources. \n\n
  • The Mekong River is the main and the longest river in Southeast Asia, flowing for 4,900 kilometers or around 3000 miles from its source in Tibetan Plateau to empty itself in Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world and the 10th largest in terms its discharge. The Mekong passes through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Though it is Southeast Asia longest river, 44% of its course is in China. This has a huge impact on management of the Mekong resources. \n\n
  • The Mekong River is the main and the longest river in Southeast Asia, flowing for 4,900 kilometers or around 3000 miles from its source in Tibetan Plateau to empty itself in Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world and the 10th largest in terms its discharge. The Mekong passes through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Though it is Southeast Asia longest river, 44% of its course is in China. This has a huge impact on management of the Mekong resources. \n\n
  • The Mekong River is the main and the longest river in Southeast Asia, flowing for 4,900 kilometers or around 3000 miles from its source in Tibetan Plateau to empty itself in Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world and the 10th largest in terms its discharge. The Mekong passes through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Though it is Southeast Asia longest river, 44% of its course is in China. This has a huge impact on management of the Mekong resources. \n\n
  • The Mekong River is the main and the longest river in Southeast Asia, flowing for 4,900 kilometers or around 3000 miles from its source in Tibetan Plateau to empty itself in Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world and the 10th largest in terms its discharge. The Mekong passes through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Though it is Southeast Asia longest river, 44% of its course is in China. This has a huge impact on management of the Mekong resources. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • This is the source of the Mekong river in Yunnan Province in China. Laos, This is the picture of the Mekong in Thailand. You’ll see that in this area the mekong has two colors. This is because the Moon river of Thailand flowing to combine with the mekong river on thai-laos border. The next picture is part of the Mekong river in Laos, at Khone falls. Khone falls is located in southern laos, near the border with Cambodia. The falls are characterized by thousands of islands and countless waterways, giving the area its name Si Phan Don or ‘The 4,000 islands’. You may have seen this picture on my blog. The Khone Falls are well known as the prime reason why the Mekong River is not fully navigable into China. In the late 19th century, the french made several attempted to navigate the falls. So what the French did was that they decided to construct a railway on Don-Det and Don Khone islands. The next picture is taken in Cambodia and the last one is in Vietnam. \n\n
  • The Mekong is known as the life giving river for local people as it feeds about sixty million people in the lower Mekong Basin. The Lower Mekong Basin includes Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Their livelihoods and cultures are intimately connected with the river’s natural cycles. The Mekong supplies local people along its course with about 80 percent of their protein needs, being one of the world’s most diverse and productive inland fisheries. It is estimated that the catch of wild fish and aquatic resources for all riparian Mekong nations is 2.6 million tons per year\n\n
  • A vital feature of the Mekong River is the annual pattern of the rise and fall of its water levels in accordance with both the wet and dry seasons affecting the river below China and of snow melt from the upper China. Natural pattern of flooding and retreat of the Mekong’s waters is essential to the river’s ecology. Flood waters carry silt that is deposited on the river’s bank which provides a highly fertile soil for horticulture and agriculture in the Mekong Delta. Nutrients on the Delta are essential to rice production in its neighboring countries, especially Thailand and Vietnam. \n\n
  • A vital feature of the Mekong River is the annual pattern of the rise and fall of its water levels in accordance with both the wet and dry seasons affecting the river below China and of snow melt from the upper China. Natural pattern of flooding and retreat of the Mekong’s waters is essential to the river’s ecology. Flood waters carry silt that is deposited on the river’s bank which provides a highly fertile soil for horticulture and agriculture in the Mekong Delta. Nutrients on the Delta are essential to rice production in its neighboring countries, especially Thailand and Vietnam. \n\n
  • Look at this map of Tonle Sap. It is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and a natural wonder of Cambodia. \n\nTonle Sap is a combined lake and river system that is extremely essential to Cambodia and its people. It is so ecologically important that it was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997.\nTonle Sap is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. \n\n\n\n\n
  • \nThe Mekong flows north-south direction. The lake is linked to the Mekong River by the Tonle Sap River. From November until June, which is Cambodia’s dry season, the lake flows into the Mekong . However, each year during the rainy season between June to late October, the Mekong River is flooded with rain waters along its course. Its lower delta becomes flooded and cannot flow into the sea quickly enough to eliminate all the excess water. This causes the Mekong River to rise enough to reverse the flow of the Tonle Sap River causing it to flow back into the lake. The lake expands from 2,500 km2 to more than 16,000 km2 creating an enormous wetland area. \nWetland is an area that its soil is saturated/soaked with water permanently or seasonally. \n\n\n\n
  • Wetland is an area that its soil is saturated/soaked with water permanently or seasonally. \nThis wetland area supports a tremendous amount of biodiversity including plants, reptiles, mammals, birds and other animals. Many of these are rare or endangered. These wetlands are also an important breeding area for fish from the lake and Mekong River.\n\n
  • The pulsing system with the large floodplain, rich biodiversity, and high annual sediment and nutrient fluxes from Mekong makes the Tonlé Sap one of the most productive inland fisheries in the world. It yields about 230,000 tons of fish per annum (more than 50% of Cambodia's total) supports over 3 million people, and provides 60% of Cambodians' protein intake. At the end of the rainy season, the flow reverses and the fish are carried downriver. Three to five hundred species of freshwater fish in the lake support many thousands of fishermen downstream, including vietnam. Look at the pictures, fishers are throwing their fishing nets from small wooden boats. This is the traditional ways of catching fish of Southeast Asia. \n
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    1. 1. THE MEKONG RIVER Part 1
    2. 2. MEKONG RIVERTHE LIFE-GIVING RIVER http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http://www.britannica.com/bps/media-view/ 92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media// 21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh=186&hovw=271&tx=174&ty=9 7&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0
    3. 3. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MEKONG RIVER?
    4. 4. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work
    5. 5. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information youthink you know about the Mekong River
    6. 6. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Mekong River•NO TALKING
    7. 7. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MEKONG RIVER?•Group work•Make a list of facts and information you think you know about the Mekong River•NO TALKING•Writing is allowed.
    8. 8. Facts: the Mekong
    9. 9. Facts: the Mekong •Longest river in Southeast Asia
    10. 10. Facts: the Mekong •Longest river in Southeast Asia •12 longest river (4,900 km/ th 3,000 miles)
    11. 11. Facts: the Mekong •Longest river in Southeast Asia •12 longest river (4,900 km/ th 3,000 miles) •from Yunnan to South China Sea
    12. 12. Facts: the Mekong •Longest river in Southeast Asia •12 longest river (4,900 km/ th 3,000 miles) •from Yunnan to South China Sea •China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam
    13. 13. Facts: the Mekong •Longest river in Southeast Asia •12 longest river (4,900 km/ th 3,000 miles) •from Yunnan to South China Sea •China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam •44% of its course is in China
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    27. 27. MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER 16 %2% 35 %18 % 18 % 11 % http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/ Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif
    28. 28. MEKONG: THE LIFE GIVING RIVER •60 million •Lower Mekong Basin (Laos, Thailand, Cambodia,Vietnam)2% 16 % •Connected to river’s natural 35 % cycles18 % •80% of protein needs •Diverse, productive inland 18 % fisheries 11 % •2.6 million tons/ year http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/ Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif
    29. 29. WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta•Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
    30. 30. WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta•Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
    31. 31. WHAT MAKES THE MEKONG SPECIAL?•Rise and fall of water levels during wet/dry seasons•Flood carries fertile silt•Horticulture, agriculture in Mekong Delta•Productive rice farming in Thailand, Vietnam
    32. 32. TONLE SAP•Largest freshwater lake in SEA•A combined lake and river system•UNESCO biosphere, 1997•Its flow changes directions•The lake expands and shrinks with seasons http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980
    33. 33. TONLE SAP•Natural flood during rainy season•The river rises enough to reverse its course•Water flows backward into the lake•Lake’s size from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km•Enormous wetland area
    34. 34. TONLE SAP•Natural flood during rainy season•The river rises enough to reverse its course•Water flows backward into the lake•Lake’s size from 2,500 sq.km to 16,000 sq.km•Enormous wetland area
    35. 35. TONLE SAP WETLAND •Wetland = area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally •Support diversity of plants and animals •Breeding ground for fish and aquatic animalshttp://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
    36. 36. TONLE SAP WETLAND •Wetland = area that soil is saturated with water permanently or seasonally •Support diversity of plants and animals •Breeding ground for fish and aquatic animalshttp://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif
    37. 37. TONLE SAP •Large flood plain •Rich biodiversiy •Fertile sediment •Most productive inland fisheries •230,000 tons of fish yearly •3 millions people •60% protein for Cambodian •The flow reverses at the end of rainy season •300-500 species support the local
    38. 38. WATCHING A VIDEO CLIPTake notes on ‘Where there is water,•What is water festival like? there is fish’•How do local people fish?•In what ways are the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap important to the Cambodians?•What kinds of fish are found in the Mekong region and the Tonle Sap?• What kinds of animals are found? Sunset at the Tonle Sap
    39. 39. Where there is water, there is fish. Mekong River Commission (MRC) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD206UnYmB4&feature=player_embedded
    40. 40. References http://www.mrcmekong.org/about-the-mrc/ http://thailand.prd.go.th/thailand_illustrated/content.php?s_id=287 http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTEASTASIAPACIFIC/Resources/226262-1151703454492/Mekong_MWRAS_hydromap.gif http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5039980 http://www.laos-guide-999.com/vientiane-boat-racing-festival.html http://tonlesap.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TonleSapMap.png http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/the-mekong-river-survival-for-millions http://www.reuters.com/resources/r/?m=02&d=20070307&t=2&i=444980&w=460&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&r=444980 http://www.parish-without-borders.net/cditt/cambodia/culture/waterfest2.htm http://www.srisiamholidays.com/images/stories/Cambodia/Maps/cambodia%20wetland.gif http://images.smh.com.au/2010/06/25/1644221/Mekong-Fishing-net-420x0.jpg http://www.cambodiancommunityday.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=80 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Mekong+River +fisherman&um=1&hl=th&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1020&bih=635&tbm=isch&tbnid=dmA2_xSjN7FijM:&imgrefurl=http://www.britannica.com/ bps/media-view/92881/1/0/0&docid=oAm2SyrwTYRwNM&imgurl=http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media//21/93121-050-878F4D70.jpg&w=1600&h=1097&ei=6_m_TvHJMonLrQfv9IW_AQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=710&vpy=306&dur=2164&hovh=186&hovw= 271&tx=174&ty=97&sig=106310772108964024319&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0
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