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2010-01-26 15:56:07

It may be the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, but the World Wildlife Fund revealed numbers on Tuesday that the Mekong tiger population has declined by 70 percent in the last 12 years. Wild tigers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam were estimated at around 1,200 individuals during the last Year of the Tiger in 1998. Today there are as few as 350 tigers left in the wild in those regions. The WWF report was released just in time for the three-day conference on tiger...

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2010-01-20 13:15:00

Tropical Depression 01W wasn't very well organized when it made landfall earlier today, and is dissipating as it now moves from Vietnam westward into Cambodia. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite has noticed that Tropical Depression 01W's (TD01W) rainfall is now light and very widely scattered. In addition, the low level center of the storm has been dislocated to the west of the area of precipitation as a result of wind shear. TRMM, managed by NASA and the Japanese Space...

2009-12-07 08:30:00

Next Stop: Lusaka, Zambia - Team began quest in U.S. three weeks ago, will travel to one more country in next two weeks - $25 million fundraising effort aims to fight poverty and help 625,000 people around the world - So far, more than $6 million has been raised toward this year's goal LUSAKA, Zambia, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since November 19, World Vision and thousands of people around the world have been traveling the globe in search of the Christmas spirit as part of the...

2009-11-24 08:37:00

-- Team began quest in U.S. last week, will travel to four more countries in next four weeks -- $25 million fundraising effort aims to fight poverty and help 625,000 people around the world QUITO, Ecuador, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since November 19, World Vision and thousands of people around the world have been traveling the globe in search of the Christmas spirit as part of the Christian humanitarian agency's "Spirit of Christmas" tour. The month-long tour features interviews...

2009-11-23 17:23:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern University Law Professor David Scheffer is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this week to analyze and provide commentary on closing arguments in the trial of Kaing Guek Eav (alias "Duch"). The trial, which began in March of this year, is overseen by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Duch is the first of five senior Khmer Rouge officials charged with crimes under the jurisdiction of the ECCC, established through a joint...

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2009-11-18 12:45:00

Dozens of one of the world's most endangered crocodile species have been found lounging in plain sight at a wildlife rescue center in Cambodia, The Associated Press reported. Researchers said Wednesday that DNA taken from 69 crocodiles housed in the moats of the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center showed nearly 50 percent were Siamese crocodiles, which until recently were believed to have become extinct in the wild. Adam Starr, who manages the Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Program, a joint...

2009-11-09 06:50:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Support Network and Hagar International today announced a partnership to help elevate awareness and provide services to children with autism in Cambodia. As part of this effort, Autism Support Network will promote Hagar's educational programs to its global members and other emerging markets. Typically, children with disabilities are one of the most at-risk groups in Cambodia. They are also one of the most marginalized. In many cases,...

2009-11-02 07:30:00

Unprecedented data from ACTwatch unveils low accessibility of ACTs ACTwatch, a research project led by PSI, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, released evidence today that indicates that artemisinin combination therapy, the most effective medicines for treating malaria, continue to have a significantly low presence on the market among populations considered to be most at risk. Announcing the results at the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM)...

2009-09-09 14:18:48

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have found that the cost of preventive antibiotic tuberculosis (TB) therapy for patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is generally less expensive than the reported cost of treating newly confirmed TB cases. The study, published in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease this summer, relied on treatment-cost estimates from previous research studies and data collected by members of the study's research...

2009-08-27 04:16:00

MOSCOW and NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP), the leading provider of telecommunications services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Second Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights Net operating revenues reached 69.0 billion Russian rubles, an increase of 3.3% versus 1Q09 OIBDA...


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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...

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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...

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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.

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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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