nature

  • Published in Culture

Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos by Peter Davidson

Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of visitors, not least birdwatchers who can visit many national parks and reserves harboring a bounty of amazing species. The three countries are home to about 1,000 species of birds, including such rarities as Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, Green Peafowl, and Vietnamese Cutia.

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  • Published in Politics

Governing Cambodia's Forests by Andrew Cock

The widespread destruction of Cambodia’s forests in recent decades saw the loss of the last major area of pristine tropical forest in South-east Asia. The proceeds of often indiscriminate logging and sale of forest and plantation concessions have enriched the country’s ruling elite but cost its rural population dearly. It was, moreover, a process in which foreign aid donors were deeply involved, even if the outcome was contrary to their intentions.

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