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Since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, preservation of the environment has begun to be a bigger focus for the Cambodian government.1-2 Forests in Cambodia are diverse, but are seeing rapid deforestation because of increasing urbanization.1-2 three-fourths of Cambodiaâ's population relies heavily on agricultural cultivation for their livelihood and the increasing need for farmable land has lead to the destruction of natural habitats.3 Additionally, the rivers and marine habitats in Cambodia are deteriorating because of increased logging, salt farming, dynamite fishing, and overfishing.4 A recent increase in economic growth has also resulted in untreated sewage that pollutes surface and groundwater sources.5

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1http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/EXTEAPREGTOPENVIRONMENT/0,,contentMDK:20266319~menuPK:537827~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:502886,00.html
2 http://biopolitics.gr/biowp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/VOL-V-Phyrun.pdf
3http://sidaenvironmenthelpdesk.se/wordpress3/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Env-and-CC-Policy-Brief-Cambodia-Final-130909.pdf
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http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services/where-we-help/asia/cambodia
http://www.us.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/18/cambodia_s-first-disaster-database-system-unveiled/
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Cambodia News

New York Times 
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The genocide trial of two senior Khmer Rouge leaders concluded its hearings on Friday with an angry scolding by the lawyer for one defendant and a humble bow to the victims by the other. The half-day hearing could be the last ... See more..
Voice of America 
Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets: put women on the frontline to show a “gentle” face and prevent violence. But it was wishful ... See more..
AOL 
PHNOM PENH, June 23 (Reuters) - The shiny, hairy creatures might make some people run a mile but in the humid jungle of Kampong Thom province, north of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, tarantula hunting is all in a day's work. Cambodians have long ... See more..
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Reuters 
In Cambodia, people relish taking a bite out of spiders. 4:51pm EDT - 00:52. Fried tarantulas come into season in June in Cambodia, with demand spiking for the edible delicacy. Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your ... See more..
The Cambodia Daily 
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday announced an investigation into firearms Thai officials found in a crashed pickup truck just beyond a border checkpoint in ... See more..
The Cambodia Daily 
A select group of Phnom Penh's tech enthusiasts have been let in on a secret: Uber, the massively popular ride-sharing app, has officially dipped its toe into ... See more..
Chief Investment Officer 
The Cambodian government has released its strategic plan to develop the country's financial sector over the next 10 years, which includes creating a national pension fund. Speaking at the launching ceremony of its ambitious 109-page report, “Financial ... See more..
Viet Nam News 
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will spare no effort to strengthen the ties of “good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive co-operation and long-term sustainability,” with Cambodia, NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said yesterday. The nation ... See more..
Forbes 
Before he cofounded Morakot, a banking and loan management platform for microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, Sophorth Khuon worked in microfinance himself. So he knew firsthand the challenges MFIs face when it comes to loan distribution and ... See more..
Reuters 
It's the edible tarantula high season for street vendors, tourists and locals in CambIodia. Jayson Mansaray reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. Streetside vendors in Cambodia are selling a traditional delicacy. One described as crunchy ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos
Area

Total 181,035 sq km
Land 176,515 sq km
Water 4,520 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation
Natural Resources

oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential ;
Natural Hazards

monsoonal rains (June to November); flooding; occasional droughts
Current Environmental Issues

illegal logging activities throughout the country and strip mining for gems in the western region along the border with Thailand have resulted in habitat loss and declining biodiversity (in particular, destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries); soil erosion; in rural areas, most of the population does not have access to potable water; declining fish stocks because of illegal fishing and overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Cambodian
Population
15,205,539 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Since 2004, garments, construction, agriculture, and tourism have driven Cambodia's growth. GDP climbed more than 6% per year between 2010 and 2012. The garment industry currently employs more about 400,000 people and accounts for about 70% of Cambodia's total exports. In 2005, exploitable oil deposits were found beneath Cambodia's territorial waters, representing a potential revenue stream for the government, if commercial extraction becomes feasible. Mining also is attracting some investor interest and the government has touted opportunities for mining bauxite, gold, iron and gems. The tourism industry has continued to grow rapidly with foreign arrivals exceeding 2 million per year ...See More since 2007 and reaching over 3 million visitors in 2012. Cambodia, nevertheless, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and long-term economic development remains a daunting challenge, inhibited by endemic corruption, limited educational opportunities, high income inequality, and poor job prospects. Approximately 4 million people live on less than $1.25 per day, and 37% of Cambodian children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. More than 50% of the population is less than 25 years old. The population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the impoverished countryside, which also lacks basic infrastructure. The Cambodian Government is working with bilateral and multilateral donors, including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and IMF, to address the country's many pressing needs; more than 50% of the government budget comes from donor assistance. The major economic challenge for Cambodia over the next decade will be fashioning an economic environment in which the private sector can create enough jobs to handle Cambodia's demographic imbalance. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$37.25 billion (2012 est.); $34.99 billion (2011 est.); $32.68 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

12.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 14.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, cassava (manioc), silk
Industries

tourism, garments, construction, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles