Endangered Eld’s deers spotted in NE Cambodia’s wildlife sanctuary for 1st time in 5 years

Four endangered Eld’s deers were photographed for the first time in five years by cameras deployed in a wildlife sanctuary in Northeast Cambodia’s Kratie province, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Cambodia’s press statement on Saturday.

The cameras were placed in the Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Mekong flooded forest landscape, the statement said, adding that the Eld’s deer is listed as endangered in both Cambodia’s Forestry Law and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

Conservationists are thrilled to see the rare images of three adult females and one juvenile Eld’s deer roaming the sanctuary, as they examined this week 1,710 photographs produced between August and September by the cameras that were deployed at different locations in the sanctuary with a total area of 50,093 hectares.

In full: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-09/26/c_139398621.htm

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