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Once believed to be extinct in Cambodia, Cantor’s giant soft-shell turtle is finally recovering.
A global building boom is driving a high demand for sand, and some of it is getting sourced from sensitive river systems that people rely on for traditional uses like fishing.
This is the Cantor’s giant soft-shell turtle. It’s an extremely rare species in Cambodia that can grow to be the size of a small sofa and live for more than a century.
Once believed to number in the thousands, the dolphins of the Mekong River were devastated by war, hunting, and indiscriminate net fishing.
After a morning at the famed temples, discover all the city has to offer.
Each year millions of water snakes are pulled from Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake, degrading this ecological wonder of the world.
Cambodia is home to just over 20 ethnic minorities, with the Kreung being one of the country's largest groups. Traditionally, Kreung girls and boys approaching adolescence were given their own private huts outside the family home.
Camera traps reveal that wire snares set to capture animals for bush meat are wounding baby elephants in Cambodia.
Vietnamese restaurateurs are illegally sourcing rare Mekong River megafish from Cambodian fishermen.