3 critically endangered Giant Ibis killed in Cambodia’s protected area: conservationists

Three critically endangered Giant Ibis, Cambodia’s national bird, had been killed in a single deliberate poisoning event in a wildlife sanctuary in northern Preah Vihear province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a press statement on Thursday.

The incident was detected on April 9 in the Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary, the statement said, adding that the birds were killed illegally for their meat, which would have been consumed locally or sold on the market.

In addition to the Ibis poisoning, more than 100 Painted Stork chicks were poached in late March at Cambodia’s Prek Toal Ramsar Site, the largest waterbird colony in Southeast Asia, it said.

In full: http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-04/16/content_75940311.htm

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