Yikes! Two TONS of Snakes & Tortoises Seized

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In Cambodia. Cambodian police confiscated two tons of live snakes and tortoises and arrested two men trying to smuggle the slithering cargo up a river from Cambodia to Vietnam, authorities said Thursday. Acting on a tip, police intercepted the boat Wednesday on the Bassac River in southeastern Cambodia just before it crossed into Vietnam. Tags: wildlife smuggling cambodia wildlife trafficking reptiles tortoises snakes Yes, that's right. TWO TONS.

It Takes a Village: How Indian Women Are Saving a Stork

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It’s also endangered, with populations in India and Cambodia numbering barely around the 1,000 mark. News Greater Adjutant Stork Hargilla wildlife conservationImage by ChanduBandi/Wikimedia Commons. The Greater Adjutant Stork is large, striking, and revered in Hindu mythology. But it’s getting a helping hand from dozens of women in three Indian villages.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Bird Conservation News: The Good, The Bad (and Ugly), and More Good

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Fish and Wildlife Service, the American Bird Conservancy, and other groups teamed up to translocate 50 of the birds to another island, Laysan. Fish and Wildlife Service). **And And if that’s not enough good news for you, this just in: a brand-new bird species (the Cambodian Tailorbird , one of only two endemics in the country) has been discovered living right in Cambodia’s capitol city of Phnom Penh !

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Disaster in the Sundarbans

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Smith and Rubaiyat Mansur, experts at the Wildlife Conservation Society, predict the die-off of small mangrove trees near the waterline in the next few months and larger trees in the next few years or longer, especially if trees become re-exposed to oil seeping out of sediments ( source ). Irrawaddi Dolphin photographed in Cambodia (Dan Koehl/Wikimedia Commons). *

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