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The History of the Kouprey

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The History of the Kouprey
(February 25, 2010) The extraordinary history of the Kouprey (Bos sauveli), a species of wild cattle, has left it as one of the most enigmatic large mammals in Asia. There was surprise in the scientific community that such a large mammal should be described as late as 1937 from Cambodia, a relatively accessible country. Very little scientific information was available on this species until the mid 1950s when Charles Wharton organized an expedition to study and capture the species in Preah Vihear, northern Cambodia....

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Posted in: Northern Plains


What is a Community Management Committee?

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What is a Community Management Committee?
(February 25, 2010) Community Management Committees (CMCs) are community groups that have been established to become the caretakers of Integrated Farming & Biodiversity Areas (BFCAs). Four committees have been formed, with six members in each committee, representing between one and three villages. The villages represented are villages that are considered main user villages of the BFCAs, with members elected from each of the villages in question.The CMCs have several responsibilities. The CMCs work closely with ...

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Posted in: Bengal Florican