Rice-growing scheme to help boost crane’s population in Cambodia

Rice is a staple for many in Asia – not just people, but wildlife too.

Now, under a new initiative led by conservation group BirdLife International, some farmers in Cambodia are planting strains of rice favoured by the eastern sarus crane to help increase numbers of the endangered species.

Researchers counted 869 of the world’s tallest flying bird in a 2011 census, but this has since fallen to less than 200 due to habitat loss and poisoning.

In full: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/rice-growing-scheme-to-help-boost-cranes-population-in-cambodia

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