New Sarus crane reserve in Cambodia

This video is about sarus cranes in India. It says about itself:

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is the world’s tallest flying bird. I shot this nesting pair at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Haryana, India. The park, however, is plagued by feral dogs, which destroy nests, prey on chicks and even bring down large ungulates like Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus). This video is an appeal to keep dogs out of Sultanpur.

From BirdLife:

Government of Cambodia declares Sarus Crane Reserve


One of the most globally important sites for the South-east Asian race sharpii of Sarus Crane Grus antigone – the fastest declining of the three races of this Vulnerable species – has been declared a reserve after several years of active lobbying by the Wildlife Protection Office of the Forestry Administration in partnership with BirdLife International in Indochina.

The Council of Ministers of the Government of Cambodia has now approved a proposal to protect nearly 9,000 hectares, comprising 919 ha of core area and 8,305 ha in total, of seasonally inundated grassland in Takeo Province in south-eastern Cambodia. The process to complete the notification of the Boeung Prek Lapouv Sarus Crane Conservation Area was recently completed upon signing of a Prime Ministerial Decree by His Excellency Hun Sen.

The site is used by up to 300 Sarus Cranes, nearly 40% the global population of the race sharpii. The Sarus Cranes arrive in December and remain until February when the site dries-up. There are only three other sites regularly used by this sub-species during the non-breeding season. Of these two are in Cambodia and the third in Vietnam. All three of these sites are under conservation management but only two are currently protected by law. BirdLife and the Forestry Administration are now working to have the third Cambodian site at Kampong Trach, also protected by law.

01/19/2011 Government of Cambodia declares new Sarus Crane reserve: here.

Waterbirds in Cambodia: here.

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    Cambodian Cardamom Mountain Wilderness to Be Dammed

    By Rainforest Portal,
    May 27, 2008

    Dam construction must not damn opportunity for protection of
    one of Asia’s last intact, fully functional natural ecosystems

    The Cardamom Mountains in Southwest Cambodia — one of the
    world’s priceless ecological treasures — contain the region’s
    last true wilderness with untouched rivers cascading to the
    Gulf of Thailand. This is one of Asia’s last unbroken, large
    primary forest expanses with wild waterways linking mountain-
    top and ocean, containing still intact extensive tracts of
    lowland evergreen forest, and holding over 40 globally
    threatened species. The Cambodian government is preparing to
    dam and flood the Cardamom Mountains’ riverways with a dubious
    hydroelectric scheme. There are many better-suited dam sites
    than the Areng River. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government
    should demonstrate wise leadership and fully protect the
    Cardamom Mountains.




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