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2008-06-18 09:00:00

Conservation International helps create Cambodia sanctuary The world's only known hairy-nosed otter in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today. Dara, a frisky young male rescued when his mother was killed by a fisherman, was released into a large new enclosure built for him at Phnom Tamau Zoological Garden and Rescue Centre, located near Phnom Penh. The release was celebrated with a blessing by Buddhist monks, a Cambodian...

2008-04-03 14:18:55

Some species bounce back 20-fold due to better protection from huntersAccording to a report released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), several species of rare waterbirds from Cambodia's famed Tonle Sap region have staged remarkable comebacks, thanks to a project involving a single team of park rangers to provide 24-hour protection to breeding colonies. The project pioneered a novel approach: employing former hunters and egg collectors to protect and monitor the colonies,...

2008-02-15 12:00:46

In the world of $90-a-barrel oil, oil companies have plenty of incentive to search in unusual places for the fossil fuel. One of the newest energy frontiers is in the clear blue waters off the coast of Cambodia. Here, where fishing sampans sail among scattered, picturesque islands in the Gulf of Thailand, U.S. oil giant Chevron (CVX) has drilled 15 exploratory wells 150 kilometers offshore from the tourist town of Sihanoukville. If all goes according to plan, Chevron will begin extracting oil...

2007-10-20 09:00:11

By Rosalind Russellin Bangkok An international manhunt for a suspected paedophile ended in a small house in rural Thailand yesterday with the arrest of Christopher Neil, 32, a Canadian teacher accused of sexually abusing young Asian boys in 200 online images. Thai police said they had enough evidence to charge Mr Neil, who faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, and said they would also consider any eventual extradition request from Canada. His capture followed a worldwide appeal...

2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

2007-06-27 09:00:42

By HENG SINITH PHNOM DAMREY, Cambodia - Search teams reached the site of a plane crash on a remote Cambodian mountain Wednesday and said all 22 people on board were killed. A helicopter spotted the wreckage about 1,640 feet up Phnom Damrey - Elephant Mountain - in southern Cambodia, ending a two-day search through treacherous jungle and monsoon weather by 1,000 soldiers and police. The Russian-made An-24 plane crashed during a storm Monday while flying to the southern coastal town of...

2007-06-27 06:00:59

By SOPHENG CHEANG KAMPOT, Cambodia - There were no survivors from a plane that crashed in southern Cambodia early this week with 22 people aboard, including South Korean and Czech tourists, officials said Wednesday. A helicopter spotted the crash site for the first time early Wednesday after some 1,000 soldiers and police mounted a two-day search by land and air through treacherous jungle in monsoon weather. "This is a tragedy no one should have to experience," Cambodian Prime Minister...

2006-08-23 00:50:00

HANOI -- A province in southern Vietnam has banned the import of cows, buffaloes and their manure from neighboring Cambodia to help stop the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, state media reported on Wednesday. The Long An provincial government also banned transportation of cattle from the border district of Duc Hue, 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Ho Chi Minh City, after people sold fertilizer made from Cambodian cow dung to rubber plantations, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper said. Many...

2006-07-24 00:42:34

By Ek Madra ANLONG VENG, Cambodia (Reuters) - To the sound of fireworks and a wailing funeral dirge, hundreds of mourners buried former Khmer Rouge military chief Ta Mok on Monday near from the grave of "Brother Number One" Pol Pot. Even though most Cambodians knew him as "The Butcher," a man whose hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the ultra-radical regime's 1.7 million victims, Ta Mok was revered as a hero in the final redoubt of Anlong Veng. "It hurt...

2006-07-22 00:47:28

By Ek Madra ANLONG VENG, Cambodia (Reuters) - To most Cambodians, he was "The Butcher," one of Pol Pot's most ruthless henchmen and a man whose hands were stained perhaps more than any other with the blood of the Khmer Rouge's 1.7 million victims. But in its final redoubt of Anlong Veng, the ultra-Maoist movement's former military chief, Ta Mok, who died on Friday, was revered as little short of an idol. "Many people talk bad of him as a Khmer Rouge leader, but for us he is a hero,"...

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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