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New Bird Species Found In Cambodia Capitol
2013-06-26 10:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To discover new species, scientists often travel to the most remote jungle or the deepest ocean crevasse. However, conservationists recently spotted a new species simply strolling around the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail. Dubbed the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, the formerly undescribed species was spotted in the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh, and a number...

2012-05-09 14:17:23

First radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin interments on exposed ledges Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand working in remote Cambodian mountains are shedding new light on the lost history of an unidentified people by studying their enigmatic burial rituals. The Otago researchers have now provided the first radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin interments on exposed ledges high in southern Cambodia's rugged Cardamom Mountains. Since 2003, they...

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2010-03-24 14:20:00

Scientists announced Wednesday that a new species of gecko has been found in the lower regions of the Cardamom Mountains in southwest Cambodia. Cnemaspis neangthyi, the official name of the gecko, is olive colored with light blotches each containing a central black dot. Geckos are a species of lizard found in warm climates and are known for their unique chirping noises. Fauna and Flora International (FFI) said the Cardamom Mountains are home to many endangered species found nowhere else in...

2008-09-29 00:00:19

By Michael McCarthy ENVIRONMENT EDITOR *Pristine wilderness is home to last significant habitat of Siamese crocodile One of the world's rarest reptiles, the critically-endangered Siamese crocodile, is gravely threatened by a proposed dam in an unspoilt region of Cambodia, British conservationists warn. Construction of the Chay Areng dam in the Cardamom mountains will wipe out a fifth or more of the remaining population of the crocodiles, which stands at fewer than 200 individuals in...


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