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2010-09-05 11:50:00

Wildlife Conservation Society-led census boasts record numbers for vulturesWhile vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other members of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project.Researchers report that record numbers of vultures have been counted in Cambodia's annual vulture census, with 296 birds of three...

2010-08-25 07:00:00

BEIJING and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASIA) ("AsiaInfo-Linkage" or the "Company"), a leading provider of telecom software solutions and IT security products and services in China, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mfone Co., Ltd. ("Mfone"), a leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Cambodia, to develop a Business Intelligence ("BI") system for the operator....

2010-07-07 03:35:00

TOKYO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced on July 7 that its subsidiary, NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd., has begun operating a branch office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, effective immediately. Headed by the concurrent president of NTT Communications (Thailand), Tsuyoshi Kawashima, the Phnom Penh Branch will provide multinational companies in Cambodia with ICT solutions from NTT Com. NTT Com is the first Japanese telecommunications company to set up a branch...

2010-06-08 14:14:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodian government has banned the acclaimed documentary Who Killed Chea Vichea?, U.S. director Bradley Cox's film that investigates the mysterious 2004 assassination of Chea Vichea, one of Cambodia's most influential union leaders who spent years fighting for increased wages and improved working conditions for the nation's 300,000 garment workers. The movie, which had its European premiere last month at the Cannes Independent Film Festival, has...

2010-06-02 01:59:00

STOCKHOLM, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self-sufficiency, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) under the leadership of General Director Ek Sonn Chan has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010. For full press release, translations, photos, and video material, visit: http://www.siwi.org/siwa2010 Decades of conflict left the Phnom Penh water supply system running low until...

2010-05-27 17:35:23

An estimated 60 million people in Bangladesh are exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic in their drinking water, dramatically raising their risk for cancer and other serious diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because most of the contaminated water is near the surface, many people in Bangladesh have installed deep wells to tap into groundwater that's relatively free of arsenic. In recent years, farmers have begun using the deep, uncontaminated aquifers for irrigation...

2010-05-26 03:14:00

HERZLIA, Israel, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: VOCL), a global provider of end-to-end VoIP and convergence solutions for fixed and wireless service providers, today announced that Digi, a Cambodian communications service provider, has selected VocalTec's VoIP solution as part of its plan to launch Cambodia's first triple-play service. VocalTec will provide its core Voice-over-IP solutions accompanied by a wide range of supporting applications and...

2010-04-03 07:00:00

Southeast Asian leaders are set to lean on China during talks as controversy builds over the cause of the shrinking lower Mekong River. Beijing's Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao is set to join the premiers of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin to discuss management of the vast river, which over 60 million people depend on. Myanmar will also participate in the summit as a dialogue partner at the top-level talks, which will kick off late Sunday and run...

2010-03-30 08:35:00

Evidence suggests changing environment can bring down a civilization Decades of drought, interspersed with intense monsoon rains, may have helped bring about the fall of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago, according to an analysis of tree rings, archeological remains and other evidence. The study, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may also shed light on what drives"”and disrupts"”the rainy season...

2010-03-29 22:00:00

BEIJING, March 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE: VIT) ("VanceInfo") (the "Company"), an IT service provider and one of the leading offshore software development companies in China, today announced an agreement to provide a comprehensive telecommunications back-end management system for Chuan Wei (Cambodia) Company Ltd. ("Chuan Wei"), a provider of cutting-edge broadband services in Southeast Asia. The agreement, signed at a ceremony in Phnom Penh by David Chen,...

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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