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Southeast Asia's most endangered waterbird is seeing its population increase

The White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) is Southeast Asia's most endangered waterbird. The species has declined dramatically in the 20th century as a result of deforestation, drainage of wetlands, hunting, and disturbances caused by humans. In 2009, only 310 white-shouldered Ibis remained...

Source: WWF
Source: WWF

So what happened? The Cambodian government together with NGOs and local communities decided to take drastic measures to protect this bird. From local initiatives to look after the nests during the incubation period to the creation of the O'Yadav National Park, actions were taken, and their results are striking. In 2022, for the fourth year in a row, this waterbird's population increased. In total, 792 Pseudibis davisoni have been counted nationwide, up by 5% compared to 2021!
A good example of how conservation efforts actually have an impact!
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  • Sarah Chabane

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    Fantastic news 💚 wildlife conservation is so important

    • Evangeline Wanjiru

      55 w

      Together we ca do so much good

      • Elizabeth Gathigia

        55 w

        Great efforts leading to great achievements

        • Tabitha Kimani

          55 w

          This is a big achievement which shows that "Together we are the solution to the climate crisis"

          Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
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