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Cardamoms

(kär`dəməmz), Thai Banthat, Khmer Kravanh, mountain group extending c.100 mi (160 km) along the Thai-Cambodian border, E of Chanthaburi, SE Thailand. The mountains receive monsoon rains and have a dense vegetation cover. A Khmer RougeKhmer Rouge
, name given to native Cambodian Communists. Khmer Rouge soldiers, aided by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, began a large-scale insurgency against government forces in 1970, quickly gaining control over more than two thirds of the country.
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 stronghold in the late 20th cent., the Cambodian Cardamoms remain relatively undeveloped and preserve many unusual species. Some 2.44 million acres (809,000 hectares) in the Cardamoms are part of a protected forest and two wildlife sancturies,
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Covering over 20,000 sq km in the south-west of Cambodia, the Cardamom mountains are one of south-east Asia's most important eco-regions.
Two researchers from the University of Otago's department of anatomy have provided the first radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin burials on exposed ledges high in southern Cambodia 's rugged Cardamom Mountains, said a statement from the university.
This is the Tatai river, east of Koh Kong, in the southern reaches of Cambodia's Cardamom mountains.
Although, after 30 years of war and civil unrest in Cambodia, the Cardamom Mountains are now home to only 200 to 300 elephants, we believe that the habitat, with protection, could easily support several thousand.
Cambodia -- The central Cardamom Mountains may soon become the centerpiece of a 2.
The survey has produced powerful evidence of the outstanding national, regional and global importance of the Cardamom Mountains for wildlife conservation,'' Jenny Daltry, leader of the FFI team, said in urging the Cambodian government to protect a wide range of animal life in the area from commercial exploitation.
Apart from Cardamom Mountains, the FFI team also carried out surveys in the Mt.
During that time, DWCF and the Walt Disney Company Foundation have contributed to several CI initiatives including a Global Amphibian Assessment, the protection of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains, and a conservation project in Botswana.
Since 1995, Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund (DWCF) and the Walt Disney Company Foundation have contributed to several CI initiatives including a Global Amphibian Assessment, the protection of Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains, and a conservation project in Botswana.