Newspaper Headline: Cambodia sells off national park for city-sized reso

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Subject: Newspaper Headline: Cambodia sells off national park for city-sized resorts.
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 08:57:58 +1000
I came across this news article earlier today.  Click on the Reuters link in
the text below for the full article:


The Cambodian Government has handed over nearly 20 percent of Botum Sakor
National Park to a Chinese real-estate firm building a massive casino and
resorts in the middle of pristine rainforest, reports
20120307> Reuters.  The city-sized resorts, costing $3.8 billion, will
include a 64 kilometers highway, an airport, hotels, and golf courses. Botum
Sakur is home to a number of endangered species including the pileated
gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Other rare
species include the white winged duck (Asarcornis scutulata), Sunda pangolin
(Manis javanica), Asian slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis), Indochinese
silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini), hog deer (Axis porcinus), dhole
(Cuon alpinus), the elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongate), the Siamese
crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), and the fishing cat (Prionailurus


Stephen Ambrose

Ryde, NSW








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