Rare vulture population in Cambodia declines further: latest census

Critically endangered vultures in Cambodia remained on the edge of extinction as the population of the species continued to decline, a conservationist said on Tuesday.

“A total count of 121 vultures was recorded during a June census this year, a slight drop from 129 during a June census last year,” Bour Vorsak, Cambodia program manager for BirdLife International, told Xinhua.

The current 121 birds include 20 Red-headed vultures, 66 White-rumped vultures, and 35 Slender-billed vultures, he said, adding that the declining number is due to human pollution, habitat loss, and poaching, among others.

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