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Southeast Asia’s largest lowland rainforest spared from new land concessions

Four economic land concessions have been cancelled in Cambodia's Prey Lang forest, known as the largest intact lowland forest in Southeast Asia, reports the Phnom Penh Post

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Southeast Asia’s largest lowland rainforest spared from new land concessions

Source: MongaBay, Mon August 06, 2012
Four economic land concessions have been cancelled in Cambodia's Prey Lang forest, known as the largest intact lowland forest in Southeast Asia, reports the Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian scientist discovers new species of blind and legless lizard

First on record in Cambodia and the first reptile to be both discovered and formally described in a scientific journal by a Cambodian national.

Cambodian man clears land mines he set decades ago

Story contains video Source: CNN, Fri November 26, 2010
Aki Ra and his Cambodian Self Help Demining group have made Cambodia safer by clearing about 50,000 mines and weapons.

Bartender helps turn wine to water in developing world

Source: CNN, Sat November 07, 2009
Behind the bar at a local restaurant, Doc Hendley leans in to hear his customer over the band. "You like the pinot? Cool," he says.

Locals Volunteer Overseas With Operation Smile

Source: WXII, Sat October 04, 2008
High Point, North Carolina, USA - Some local volunteers are making a big difference overseas by helping less fortunate children to smile.

Rare water birds recovering in Cambodia

Source: Kansas City Star, Sun April 06, 2008
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia - The populations of seven species of rare water birds have recovered significantly in Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake due to a program that employs former hunters as park rangers, conservationists said Thursday.

Lawsuits Force Listing of Six Rare Birds as Endangered

Source: ENS, Sun January 20, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed six rare birds from around the world as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Cambodia and UN anti-hunger agency launch three-year meal programme

Source: United Nations, Fri December 14, 2007
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a new, three-year programme to provide meals to 1.8 million vulnerable Cambodians, including schoolchildren, tuberculosis patients and people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

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