Digital Species Version 2

Launch of Digital Species Version 2

The Faculty of Forestry Science at Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and German Development Services (DED) presented the second version of "Digital Species" at the end of February. "Digital Species" is a compendium of Cambodian forestry species on CD. No similar source is currently available in Cambodia, neither in digital nor printed form. The project idea was initiated by a Bachelor thesis work in 2003 and has since the support of a Cambodian team of the RUA and DED expert Jens Richter. When the CD was launched in Phnom Penh the deputy director of the RUA, Dr. Lau Ny, and DED country director, Mr Wolfgang Möllers, praised the success of the four years old project.

In Cambodia there are more than 200 different trees that man utilizes as decorative or useful plant. "Digital Species" covers 85 of them. The bilingual database (Khmer and English) provides extended information on more than 700 datasheets with more than 400 photos and drawings. Conditions of growth, botanic characteristics and use of tree sort are only three categories tagged with each species. A search engine serves for specific research and on the other hand invites to discover unknown tree sorts. When you want to know where in Cambodia which tree is growing, you can select a map. Further online research opportunities, an extended glossary and a notepad make the CD an indispensable tool for students, teachers, local and international development agencies as well as research institutions.

The software was developed by Cambodian students of the RUA specifically for this project. Further financial and personnel support was granted by the German Embassy, InWEnt and Senior Expert Service (SES).


To download the Digital Species Version 2

(1 file , Username:,
Password:123456, Desktop Folder)

Link 1 (2 files)

Link 2 (4 files)

Digital Species E Book

ប្រភេទឌីជីថល ​​(Digital Species in Khmer)