BirdLife International Cambodia Programme said today that 121 vultures were recorded on 20 June 2021, Cambodian Vulture Census.

“A total count of 121 birds was recorded, including 20 Red-headed vultures, 66 White-rumped vultures, and 35 Slender-billed vultures. The same vulture census was conducted on 10th June 2021 and the counted result was 82 birds, including 13 Red-headed vultures, 42 White-rumped vultures, and 27 Slender-billed vultures,” the source pointed out.

On June 20, 2021, Cambodia Vulture Working Group (CVWG) conducted a national vulture census at four vulture restaurants including Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary of Stung Treng, Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear, Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary of Kratie, and Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary of Mondulkiri.

Cambodia vulture censuses are undertaken on March 10, June 10, June 20, September 20, and December 20 each year.

CVWG conducts the national vulture censuses to monitor the population trend and improve conservation actions.

CVWG is comprised of members of Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, BirdLife, WWF, ACCB, WCS, NatureLife, Rising Phoenix, CBGA, SVC, and CBC.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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