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2008-09-08 09:00:36

Five killed, three wounded by anti-tank mine in Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- A truck carrying rice to a mill hit an anti-tank mine in Koun Kreal commune, Sam Rong district of Oddar Meanchey province of Cambodia, killing five people and injuring three, including a baby boy aged eight months, national media reported Sunday. The place is the last battlefield of civil war and local people were warned not to travel on that old road because it was planted with heavy mines,...

2008-08-30 10:57:42

Cambodia conservation area contains tens of thousands of threatened monkeys A WCS report reveals surprisingly large populations of two globally threatened primates in a protected area in Cambodia. The report counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cambodia's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents the largest known populations for both species in the world. WCS scientists conducted the surveys with the Royal...

2008-08-21 09:00:24

For the first time, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has combined a GSM base station and satellite transmission in a solar-powered site, enabling Cambodian mobile operator Star-Cell to expand its network coverage in remote areas. The solution offers affordable communications for all and is based on Ericsson's energy-optimized main-remote base-station. The satellite transmission feature provides affordable mobile-network coverage in remote areas where other transmission solutions are unavailable....

2008-08-20 03:00:41

By Greg Mellen LONG BEACH - When David Kem of Long Beach volunteered to help organize a benefit for a Cambodian girl who had been brought to the United States for life-altering open-heart surgery, it was because it seemed the right thing to do. He certainly didn't expect anything in return. "I just heard about her story and followed it in the paper and thought, 'Wouldn't it be great to help?"' Kem says. Now, Kem may have received a gift beyond payment. A week or so after the...

2008-08-11 09:00:55

Cambodian company plans to produce organic fertilizer from garbage PHNOM PENH, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Cintri, the firm charged with the mammoth task of collecting the capital's garbage, has unveiled plans to recycle Phnom Penh's mountains of trash into organic fertilizer, but city dwellers themselves will need to pitch in, the Mekong Times reported Friday. "People will need to start sorting their garbage into specific categories before this plan can start," Seng Chamroeun, the firm's deputy...

2008-08-07 00:00:23

By Douglas Morino WOODLAND HILLS -- The land mines they defused and removed from war-torn regions of Southeast Asia lie like specimens on display thousands of miles away in a cramped, fifth-story office in the San Fernando Valley. Sitting alongside photographs of fields dotted with mines in Vietnam and Cambodia, the palm-size explosives serve as reminders of just how long armed conflicts can linger. "You can see why they are so dangerous," said Brian Gilmore, head of program development...

2008-08-04 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 3 August [Report by Anucha Charoenpo: "Government faces tough task over sea border - Seminar told of Cambodian deals"] The government should be prepared to deal with some powerful countries over the long-standing border conflicts with Cambodia, a seminar was told yesterday. Pratheep Chuen-arom, former chief of staff at Sattahip Naval Base who has monitored disputed sea boundaries between the two nations, said the...

2008-07-29 09:00:29

On 29 July, Cambodian Government-run Phnom Penh Television Kampuchea in Cambodian at 0450 gmt carried, before its midday newscast, a one-minute video recorded news conference on the Preah Vihear Temple issue given by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to a crowd of reporters following a meeting with visiting Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Kimura Hitoshi in Phnom Penh on the morning of 29 July. Hun Sen speaks to the reporters as follows: "There should be patience and mutual understanding....

2008-07-29 06:00:34

Text of press release in English by Paris-based media freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontieres on 28 July Local media coverage of last weekend's parliamentary elections was totally biased in favour of the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and its leader, Prime Minister Hun Sen, Reporters Without Borders said today. The CPP has a near monopoly of the media and, as a result, the other political parties do not get equal access to radio and TV, the most popular media in Cambodia....

2008-07-29 06:00:25

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 29 July Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to a troop adjustment in the disputed area near Preah Vihear temple. In a joint press conference, Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and his Thai counterpart Tej Bunnag announced both countries would adjust their troop deployments stationed inside and around a pagoda located in the temple complex. "We agreed to ask our governments to redeploy the troops. We will decide at our...

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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