'Without her work, the forest in the southern Cardamom wouldn't be protected,' he said.
'Ms Suwanna Gauntlett deserves this honour as she had devoted [herself] mentally and physically and mobilised a lot of resources to protect the natural resources and biodiversity in Cambodia, especially in the Cardamom mountains.'
According to Marie Martin, the Cardamoms were inhabited by three ethnic groups--the Pear-Pou, the Suoy and the Sam-re.
'These people were not able to put together significant defences, so they may have retreated to places of refuge such as the Cardamoms in order to protect their culture,' explains Beavan.
Fauna and Flora International (FFI) said a team of scientists from the Cambridge, England-based group made the discovery between January and May this year during an expedition to the Cardamom mountain range in southwestern Cambodia.
''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.
The traders mix the Indian cardamom from Siliguri and enter Bhutan via Jitti border, in Samtse.
Also, deceptive practices are common in cardamom trade by these Indian traders who offer better prices than the Bhutanese exporters but cheat in weighing machines.
Add sugar, cardamom
pods and cook for another three to five hours, until milk mix is reduced to half and the colour is a light golden brown.
The current cardamom
price in Phuentsholing stands at Nu 540.
'If there is no syndicate,then the price shouldfluctuate in the market.And by this time, we shouldbe fetching at least Nu1,000 per kilogram for our cardamom
,' said SingyeWangdi of Singye Export and Import.
He returnsfrom his cardamomorchard looking weary.Not only because of thehard labor he has donebut because of the harvesthe expects this year.'Cardamom
has served uswell but now it is time tobid farewell to the crop,'he sighs removing leechesfrom the muddy gumbootshe is wearing.Khamba Singh haslost hopes of survivingon cardamom