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2008-12-15 11:35:00

Researchers have reported the discovery of more than 1,000 new species in the Greater Mekong region over the past decade. The region, comprised of wetlands and rainforest along the Mekong River in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China, has been a plentiful source of species never seen before, such as a bright pink spiny dragon millipede or a spider with a foot-long leg span. From 1997 until 2007, at least 1,068 new species have been identified in the Greater Mekong region,...

2008-12-12 11:25:42

A study of female sex workers in Cambodia found less experienced prostitutes more likely to have sexually transmitted infections, researchers said. The study of more than 1,000 female sex workers in Cambodia, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, showed girls new to the sex industry were twice as likely to have gonorrhea or chlamydia. Heng Sopheab of the University of Bergen in Norway and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, in Cambodia, led a team of...

2008-12-05 07:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientific Games' (Nasdaq: SGMS) wholly-owned subsidiary, The Global Draw Ltd. ("Global Draw") and Elixir Gaming Technologies (Amex: EGT) ("Elixir Gaming") announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to address new opportunities in the high-potential gaming market of Cambodia through placements of Global Draw's popular server-based gaming machines at Elixir Gaming sourced venues. Pursuant to this agreement, gaming machines from Global Draw...

2008-11-24 08:05:00

In a report to be released today, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) says Cambodia breaching international rules by allowing the capture of monkeys for research in the U.S. and China. The report adds that thousands of long-tailed macaque monkeys are being taken and are being kept in cruel conditions until being exported.  The group also says that the monkeys are raised on monkey farms that traumatize the creatures for life. According to the BUAV, the unregulated...

2008-11-12 09:00:45

As part of an ambitious global effort to test one million people for HIV in observance of the One Million Tests World AIDS Day 2008 campaign, AHF/Cambodia CARES launched its inaugural testing effort during the annual Water Festival, the largest festival in the Cambodian calendar which marks the end of the rainy season. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS group in the US which currently provides AIDS medical care and services to more than 83,000 individuals in 22 countries...

2008-10-14 06:00:30

Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), a technically-driven gold and precious metal mineral exploration company, announced today that it has hired GPX Aeroscience Pty Ltd, a highly respected Australian aeromagnetic and radiometric survey company, to survey 90km sq of its Porphyry Creek prospect in Northern Cambodia. "The awarding of this contract marks the commencement of exploration activities in what the Company considers to be one of its key Cambodian prospects," commented Mr. Barry Lucas,...

2008-10-14 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 14 October [Unattributed report: "Thailand will act in self -defence : Cambodia told"] If Cambodia resorts to use of force, Thailand will have to exercise its right of self-defence as provided under the Charter of the United Nations: Thai FM Tensions along Thai and Cambodian border have flared up again on Tuesday after Thailand refused to follow Cambodia's threat to withdraw its troops from an area near Preah Vihear...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), a technically-driven mining and exploration company, is pleased to provide information to its shareholders on the Cambodian Gold Mining Industry. The gold mining industry within Cambodia is currently in a state of growth and although considered small-scale by international standards, the scale and extent of operations is increasing. Sector expansion has been characterized by an increasing number of miners employed, ever more complex and deeper mine...

2008-10-10 09:00:51

Text of report in English by Cambodian state news agency AKP email service France Promotes Its Cooperation with Cambodia in the Medical Field Phnom Penh, October 9, 2008 AKP - Visiting French Nobel Prize Winner Mrs Francoise Barre Sinoussi met with Cambodian Minister of Health H.E. Dr Mam Bun Heng on Oct. 7 in Phnom Penh. Ms Sinoussi told Dr Mam Bun Heng of her visit, the purpose of which, she said, is to promote the research efforts in medical field and help provide HIV/AIDS...

2008-10-09 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, Oct. 9 Kyodo - Myanmar [Burma]'s ambassador to Cambodia, Aung Naing, has died of a stroke, a Cambodian official said Thursday. Srey Thammarong, adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told Kyodo News that Aung Naing died at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Aung Naing, 61, had served for many years in military health departments in Myanmar and used to be one of the personal doctors to military junta leader Than Shwe....

Latest Cambodia Reference Libraries

Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana
2012-12-31 13:07:52

The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a rare species that was thought to be extinct until 1998. It is native to Southeast Asia with a range that includes Cambodia, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Vietnam, and Sumatra and Borneo in Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers a habitat within coastal areas or near large inland bodies of water. The hairy-nosed otter can reach an average body length between twenty and twenty-three inches, with a tail length of up to twenty inches and a weight between...

Lyle's Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
2012-08-29 15:20:02

Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is a megabat that is native to Yunnan in China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Although nothing is known about this species in China, it is known to prefer homes in mangrove forests in Vietnam. It is known to roost in trees, where it can be destructive, and feeds on fruit in orchards. Because of this, it is considered a pest in Thailand, where the majority of its full populations can be found. One colony in Thailand is thought to number around three...

2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

2007-04-06 08:20:46

The Pentazona barb (Puntius pentazona), or Fiveband barb is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb genus of the minnow family. It is a native of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are also referred to as Barbus pentazona. The fish superficially resembles the tiger barb, except that there are five black vertical bands on an orange or gold body instead of four bands on the tiger barb. The fish will grow to a maximum length of 2 in (5 cm)....

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'