Three Chicks of White-Shouldered Ibis Hatched

The WWF’s Biodiversity Research and Monitoring team for the Mekong Flooded Forest Landscape last week spotted a nest of White-Shouldered Ibis with identified three chicks that fledged.

This incredible encounter occurred as the biodiversity team was conducting their bird monitoring along the Mekong habitat in Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary, Kratie province, according to WWF’s news release on its social media.

As a part of the Bird Nest Protection Programme, supported by WWF and funded by the Government of Belgium and WWF-Belgium, the activity involves 19 local community people to protect 20 nests of White-Shouldered Ibis during the current breeding season, with the active participation from members of the Community Forestry and rangers from the Provincial Department of Environment for Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary.

In 2020, a total of 29 nests were protected, while the year 2019 saw 28 nests under the safeguard of our Mekong bird nest protectors.

 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press