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2011-03-30 16:25:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends Without A Border (Friends) announces that its 9th Annual Gala will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 (6 to 9:30 p.m.) at Espace, 635 West 42nd St., New York City. Celebrated writer Nicholas Kristof will present the inaugural Healing Cambodia Award to humanitarian Bernard Krisher. Based in New York, with chapters in Canada, Japan, and France, Friends is a 501(c)(3) organization which raises awareness and funds to support...

2011-02-03 19:00:00

World-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang to donate portion of photo sales to World Vision Proceeds will fund recovery center for children freed from the sex trade in Cambodia Exhibit is part of a larger campaign with fashion brand Jedidiah, to support anti-trafficking work SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-renowned surf photographer, Aaron Chang and surf apparel line Jedidiah, will launch a joint collection of T-shirts featuring Chang's photography at an...

2011-02-02 17:00:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kim Irvine, professor of geography and planning at Buffalo State College, continues to make significant contributions to the effort to ensure that the people of Southeast Asia have adequate, safe drinking water. In the July 2010 issue of the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Irvine, with guest editorial coauthor Thammarat Koottatep of the School of Environment, Resources and Development at the Asian Institute of...

2011-01-04 00:00:38

Convening 21 to 22 February 2011 in world heritage city Siem Reap, the RubberPlant Summit addresses opportunities for rubber plant investments & best practices in plantation management. It features world-class panel of experts and in-depth analysis of industry outlook in key rubber producing countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia & China. Siem Reap, Cambodia (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Convening 21 to 22 February 2011 in world heritage city Siem Reap, the...

2010-12-27 14:50:00

Wildlife rescue authorities have taken into custody an enraged bull elephant that killed its owner and went on a 10-day rampage in the Cambodian countryside. The bull elephant terrorized villagers in the southwestern province of Kampong Speu and destroyed their crops before he was subdued by wildlife workers on December 15. The animal was confined to a rice field for over a week while a special cage was built to transport him to the Phnom Tamao rescue center on the outskirts of the...

2010-12-21 14:20:01

Despite past successes, country now must make wise choices in preventing infections, lessening dependence on donors, says study on the future of AIDS in Cambodia Despite Cambodia's remarkable history in driving down HIV infections, a report released today on the future of AIDS in the country argues that future success is not guaranteed and the government needs to focus increasingly on wise prevention tactics and assume more of the financing of its AIDS program. The report, called The Long-Run...

2010-10-21 06:20:00

A grant of US$25,000 ensures nutritious food for over 500 children LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A grant of US$25,000 from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) ensures direct food aid to impoverished children living at a toxic landfill site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. This is the third TPRF grant since 2008 to Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, health care and safety of marginalized Cambodian...

2010-10-04 10:00:00

Thousands of women expected to receive education and treatment STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals have made a three-year commitment to expand early breast cancer detection and treatment in Cambodia in hopes of increasing survival rates. The renewed commitment expands a program launched in 2008 in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Phnom Penh that provides free cancer screenings, medications, patient...

2010-09-14 08:56:01

A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni have just been recorded in Cambodia, making the known global population much larger than previously thought. With so many birds remaining in the wild the chances of conservation success are greatly improved - welcome news for this Critically Endangered bird species. The University of East Anglia brought together a group of conservationists for a coordinated survey of 37 roost sites across Cambodia. Participants came from the...

2010-09-09 07:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, announced today that its subsidiary, CROWN Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd., plans to install a second beverage can line in its existing facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The new line is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2011 and have an initial annual production capacity of 700 million two-piece 33cl aluminum beverage cans, which will expand the...

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
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.