More white-shouldered ibis in Cambodia


White-shouldered ibis

From BirdLife:

Largest ever count of White-shouldered Ibis

23-07-2009

Conservationists from the Birdlife International Cambodia Programme and University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, recently counted the largest number of White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni ever recorded. At least 161 were counted; confirming that Western Siem Pang, Cambodia, is the single most important site for the species. The total number of White-shouldered Ibis is likely to be even higher than this figure, as many more roost sites are being found in Western Siem Pang.

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  1. New record count of White-shouldered Ibis – For the first time a nationwide coordinated count of Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni has been carried out in Cambodia. Three hundred and ten individuals were found, making it the largest ever count of White-shouldered Ibis, and providing evidence that the world population of the species is larger than previously estimated. This total was counted at four sites, comprising: Western Siem Pang Important Bird Area, Stung Treng province; Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri provinces; Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear province; and the “central section” of the Mekong River, a 56 km stretch between Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. White-shouldered Ibis is one of the species benefitting from the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. In August 2007, In Focus became the Species Champion. For more information click here.

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