Birds of Cambodia Review

10,000 Birds

A holiday in Cambodia? Prior to this Lynx edition – the first ever bird guide devoted specifically to Cambodia, the choice was Robson’s “Birds of South-East Asia” (the updated second, 2014 edition of the 2001 classic). 600 distribution maps, the “Birds of Cambodia” covers 629 species recorded in the country to date. Inner covers hold a physical geography map of Cambodia in the front, and the same, this time blank map in the back, with indexed 35 birding hotspots.

Pangolin Protection Center Opens in Cambodia

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A new facility, the Pangolin Rehabilitation Center (PRC) opened today in Cambodia to provide specialist care to the kingdom’s endangered pangolins. The facility was established to rehabilitate injured pangolins rescued from hunters throughout Cambodia – an increasing and serious threat to the survival of this magnificent and little known species.

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2 July 10 · 4 comments | Greening in Cambodia | W hen I last visited Cambodia , in 1995, the country was devastated from years of unspeakably brutal civil war and armed regional conflicts. If I ever get to Cambodia, my first stop will be the Peace Cafe in Siem Reap.

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World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact World Responsible Tourism Day 2010 7 August 10 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | W ednesday, November 10th is an international day of action to help protect the world environment.

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Recharging body and spirit, Kathmandu-style

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Tucked within the hills above the frenetic bustle of downtown Kathmandu , the secret gardens of the Himalayan International Yoga Academy (HIYA) await the weary and the frazzled. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Green hospitality going mainstream

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green hospitality going mainstream 5 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | L atest evidence the global tourism and hospitality industries are surfing the Big Green Wave: Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), along with National Geographic Traveler , has created the a Leader in Sustainable Tourism Award.

2010 131

New 'innovation in sustainable tourism' award

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2010 131

Four hoteliers are world's most ethical

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Kimpton Hotels , Marriott International , Wyndham Worldwide and The Rezidor Hotel Group were the only honorees in the “Hotels, Travel and Hospitality” category. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

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New bird species discovered in Cambodia! ( We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone in the Gulf and the last Exxon Valdez victim. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. ( MNN ). Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. Grist ). BBC News ). All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. National Geographic ).

Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

Sierra Club Compass

The Sierra Club and Oil Change International recently released an assessment of multilateral development banks’ (MDBs) investment beyond the grid, and the findings aren’t good. million) in funding for these clean energy markets with support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) , to expand support for the Mobile for Development Utilities program. Energy Solutions Greentech InternationalPhoto courtesy of GSMA.

Move Over World Bank: Bilateral Institutions Lead Investment Beyond the Grid

Sierra Club Compass

The Sierra Club and Oil Change International recently released an assessment of multilateral development banks’ (MDBs) investment beyond the grid, and the findings aren’t good. million) in funding for these clean energy markets with support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) , to expand support for the Mobile for Development Utilities program. Energy Solutions Greentech International Photo courtesy of GSMA.

Cashews, The Shocking Facts

Green Prophet

Vietnam grows cashews but brings most of them in from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Cambodia, and India. Cashews’ background is so dark that once you know of it, you’ll be asking yourself: is it ethical to eat them?

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

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I discovered this cover-photo map somewhere at the BirdLife International’s website. 401-600 sp: Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay; the Sahel countries (Africa), Namibia and Botswana; Central Asian countries and Cambodia. Cover photo map by BirdLife International. Summer is normally the vacation season, for ordinary tourists at least.

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Airbus unveils green plane of the future

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More than a flight of pure fantasy, the images of a concept plane by aircraft manufacturer Airbus at at England ‘s Farnborough International Airshow illustrate what air transport could look like in 2050—even in 2030, if advances in existing technologies continue at today’s pace.

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Capacity Development Key to Stopping Illegal Trade in Hazardous and Electronic Waste

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Building capacity among environmental and customs officials for detecting illegal transboundary shipments of hazardous and electronic wastes was the focus of the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project. 11 countries participated in the Project, which was convened by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN). Washington, D.C.

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Invest in “climate nice” rice bonds

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Coming ahead of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, ESG recommends leveraging international climate finance to attract private sector investment for climate-smart rice production. You might invest in coffee or gold.

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Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?

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There is much we do not know about their internal communications as they take place below our range of hearing. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Sumatran elephant has lost nearly 70 percent of its habitat since 1985, reducing its population to around 2,500, leading to increased human/elephant conflicts and to its Red List status of ‘critically endangered’. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

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Conservation International presently identifies 36 areas as hotspots, which will be listed below. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.

Eaton Smart: stay green in Hong Kong

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So, during my stay in Hong Kong, I jump at the opportunity to meet with John Dick , vice president of Eaton Hotels International and environmental champion (yes, that’s his real title) for the parent company, Langham Hotels International. By signing onto the rigorous EarthCheck program, Eaton has elected to join a growing international movement to analyze, measure and verify actions that reduce their ecological footprint.

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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It’s said to be the first network of Greek eco-hotels, and it ranks lodgings based on criteria proposed by the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) as well as existing infrastructure and opportunities in the Greek tourism sector. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Skateistan Skateboarding School for Girls Surrounded by War

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It is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes, according to its website. And after experiencing such great success in Kabul, they opened two more branches – first in Cambodia and most recently in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city. . The Skateistan skateboarding school first established in Kabul shelters girls and street kids from Afghanistan’s harsh realities.

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Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

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Actually, his name is John Dick , and he’s vice president of Eaton Hotels International and environmental champion (yes, that’s his real title) for the parent company, Langham Hotels International. By signing onto the rigorous EarthCheck program, Eaton has elected to join a growing international movement to analyze, measure and verify actions that reduce their ecological footprint.

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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It was built using local sustainable wood and incorporates green innovations such as freezer toilets (which freeze waste for later removal) or “cinderellas,” which incinerate waste in an internal combustion chamber. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 165

Global Land Grabs: Benefits, Emerging Dangers, and Growing Anxieties

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The new scramble for land in Africa and many parts of South East Asia, such as Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam, is creating a wide spread geo-political phenomenon, raising new concerns about the long held debate on the benefits and risks of these acquisitions. Leading the rush are international agribusinesses, investment banks, hedge funds, commodity traders, sovereign wealth funds, and entrepreneurs. Who’s grabbing land at the fastest rate?

Eurail: best sustainable travel

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This prestigious label is awarded by the New European Economy Awards , which recognizes excellence, achievements and best practices in the international finance and commerce milieu. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

Maui: 5 great green to do's

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But we also want eco-conscious golfers to know that Audubon International certifies golf links that meet standards for protecting water quality, conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Vancouver to be N. America's greenest destination?

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LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Vancouver to be N.

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Kathmandu: hunt for the green heart

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Greener greens—and fairways Cottage Rooms: palatial style Gokarna opened in 1999 as a luxury golf resort, Nepal’s first—and still only—international standard 18-hole course. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2010 148

Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

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A successful program implemented by the USAID, one such organization, helped remote forest communities in Cambodia generate an average of $850 per hectare annually from harvesting and selling sustainable wood products, making the forest more valuable financially than if it were cleared for agriculture. . Because the biosphere is shared by all, there has been increasing recognition of the need for international cooperation in all of these areas.

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Indonesia’s Forests Loom As Green Gold

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International efforts to make Indonesia REDD-ready in the region arise from the archipelago’s being home to the largest biodiversity-rich rainforest in South-east Asia. "There is serious corruption in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea," said Manoj Nadkarni, head of the forest governance integrity programme in the Asia-Pacific region for Transparency International (TI), the Berlin-based global anti-corruption watchdog.

Treehotel: Sweden's new ways to sleep up a tree

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It was built using local sustainable wood and incorporates green innovations such as freezer toilets (which freeze waste for later removal) or “cinderellas,” which incinerate waste in an internal combustion chamber. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Hot frequent flier tip: miles on sale

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for 100,000 miles, enough for an international business class ticket that typically cost $4,000 to $6,000, or more. Or, “They have spotty international service.&# Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

2011 100

The best environmental photographs in the world

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Dating back to 1895, they’ve worked with governments, international organizations, NGOs, and faith groups for a holistic approach to environmental issues. Image by Luke Duggleby – Following uncontrolled forest destruction in the Central Cardamom Protected Forest in south-west Cambodia, an eco-warrior monk movement began to try to protect forests at risk.

Protecting Medicinal Plants

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The International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ( ISSC-MAP ) is a global initiative that seeks to curtail over-exploitation of wild plants, specifically for the expanding herbal products industry. They have come together in recognition of the need for an international standard. The Greater Mekong region of Cambodia is another candidate, due to its poorly described plant trade.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF WAR

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On every International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for tougher international laws to protect the environment in times of conflict. Since 2001, 6th November has been the “International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict”.

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Six Senses Hua Hin: Thai us up, throw away the key

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A major sponsorship at Hua Hin is financial support to the Sirinart Rajinee International Learning Center for Mangrove Biodiversity. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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'Greener Skies' flight lowers emissions by 35%

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The flight was part of the “Greener Skies&# project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) using satellite-based guidance technology pioneered by Alaska. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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San Miguel de Allende: leading Mexico's green revolution

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Parroquia: baroque masterpiece Much of this, we soon learn, is being driven by San Miguel’s resident expats, an international artist and retiree colony of 8 thousand or so, mostly Americans. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Rajasthan, India: Udaipur's green palace

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He’s organized international solar rallies on the roads of Rajasthan, and has made it his goal to make Udaipur a solar city and Lake Pichola a fossil-fuel-free zone. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Hawaii: where to stay at the volcano

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These 230 thousand acres, from sea level to the summit of Kilauea’s bigger sister, Mauna Loa , are Hawaii’s only World Heritage Site as well as an International Biosphere Reserve. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Greater Mekong Subregion

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Strategic Environmental Assessments in Cambodia and Viet Nam and some aritcles from CEP Implementing partners. Select your Internet connection speed | High speed (512kbps) | Medium speed (256kbps) | Cardamom Mountains: Documentary film (15 minutes) on Cambodia's Last Wilderness.

Green luxury on the Connecticut coast

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Its network of freshwater and brackish marshes contains wetlands of international importance, and its undisturbed marshes are havens for the shortnose sturgeon, piping plover and other rare species, offering food-rich nurseries and pathways for migratory fish and birds. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

South India's Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury

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And yet … The Indian automaker Tata has shown off a prototype all-electric vehicle at international car shows. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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