Tonle Sap freshwater swamp forests

WWF Abstract

During the dry season, the Tonle Sap Lake is huge but shallow. The lake spills into the Tonle Sap River, which flows into the Mekong River. During the rainy season, however, this region floods, transforming the lake into a vast reservoir. In this moist ecoregion, the ample vegetation and wildlife here have found a way to survive the changing water levels.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Cambodia, Viet Nam
Area:6,400,000 acres (2,589,988 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER