Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

Freshwater Stingray

World’s largest freshwater fish discovered in Cambodia

We often tend to think of stingrays as small and graceful, albeit dangerous, oceanic gliders. We marvel at them on nature shows and avoid them at the beach, but did you know they also inhabited freshwater?  Did you know they can grow to weigh over 660 pounds?  A 661-pound freshwater Read More...

Crane flying in Cambodia

Farmers partner with NatureLife to protect endangered cranes in Cambodia

Cranes in Cambodia are increasingly threatened by climate change, habitat destruction, and saltwater intrusion, but one group of dedicated citizens is working to ensure their survival: local farmers. Farmers from Koh Chamkar village in southwest Cambodia are working with NatureLife Cambodia to Read More...

How this NGO helps clean up Ca

How this NGO helps clean up Cambodian kitchens and curb deforestation

The Dutch development organization Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers (SNV) has been on a mission to promote safe, clean cooking methods in Cambodia since 2015. The effort has proven difficult, as traditional charcoal and wood stoves are ingrained in Cambodian culture, and many believe that food Read More...

Magawa the explosive-sniffing

Magawa the explosive-sniffing rat is retiring

It’s not often that we hold rats in high regard, but we can certainly make an exception for Magawa, the humble, explosive-sniffing rodent that’s responsible for saving countless lives. Magawa is a Gambian pouched rat, which is quite large compared to North American rats. Gambian rats are Read More...

ActionAid helps women in coast

ActionAid helps women in coastal villages rewild mangrove forests

We’ve written previously about the efforts of ActionAid, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and educating women who live in areas that are deeply affected by climate change to take on climate-adaptive livelihoods that will protect them and their environment. The first piece we Read More...

ActionAid initiative trains Ca

ActionAid initiative trains Cambodian women to adapt to climate change

We recently wrote about how farmers in Bangladesh are using floating gardens to survive when floods and monsoons raise water levels. Now, the ActionAid campaign She is the Answer is harnessing these same farming tactics to empower women in Cambodia whose livelihoods are increasingly threatened by Read More...

‘World’s loneliest elephan

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at Cambodian wildlife sanctuary

Remember Kaavan, the so-called “world’s loneliest elephant?” We wrote about him back in September when the elephant finally received medical approval to travel and leave the Marghazar zoo in Pakistan where he has been living alone for years under abysmal conditions. Now, just a few months Read More...

Cambodia’s most popular tour

Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction to ban elephant rides

Despite elephant populations in Asia suffering a 50 percent decline over the past three generations, in some regions, the animals are still taken away from their natural habitats to be exploited for tourist rides. But now, one of Cambodia’s most famous tourist attractions is taking a major stand Read More...

Of laughter and land mines

Of laughter and land mines

Amy Domini | August 2009 issue Last year I visited a clinic for land mine victims in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, run by an extraordinary organization called Veterans International Cambodia. There you find extreme examples of hope and despair crowded into a small space. The clinic creates individually Read More...